My Hometown

17. 06. 2024

This year, the UK is chairing the International Holocaust Remembrance Alliance (IHRA), and as part of its chairmanship, the UK is supporting projects dedicated to Holocaust remembrance and education. One of the projects they are involved in is My Hometown.

To mark this year's IHRA Chairmanship, they are launching an initiative to engage schools from around the world in creating a series of outstanding educational projects to be presented at the IHRA Plenary in London in 2024.

The British Embassy in Prague has asked the Terezin Initiative Institute to invite you to participate.


Educating young people and communities about the Holocaust is an essential element of creating a more inclusive and safer society for all. We welcome you to join My Hometown as a school in an IHRA member country and create your own project to discover the stories that connect your pupils' hometown to the Holocaust and its legacy.

The schools might choose to focus on one of the following:

Local biographies of individuals who lived in your hometown before the Holocaust, who were later murdered by the Nazis and their collaborators.

Sites of local synagogues or buildings that speak of vibrant communities that once existed and /or where there is now a resurgence of community life.

Historical accounts of local sites where persecutions, ghettoization, and other atrocities took place, identifying what occupies these sites today, and whether the history of these places are publicly recognised, marked, and remembered.

Stories of local collaboration, or bystander action, the impact of it and how these difficult narratives are confronted and acknowledged.

Stories of local acts of courage, compassion, resistance, rescue, and resilience during the Holocaust and how they are told and remembered.

Stories of the circumstances around movements of individuals directly affected by the Holocaust, to or from your town.

Local stories of individuals who were fleeing the Nazis and found refuge in your town, how they were received, and how they adapted to the new environment.

Accounts of locally born allied service men and women who liberated the Nazi concentration camps or served as nurses in displacement camps.

Stories of survivors, their lives after the Holocaust and how they made your town their town too, after the end of the war.


You can find more information on the My Hometown website. If you are interested in participating in the project, you can contact for more information.