Our vision is to be a Holocaust Centre and Museum of the highest possible quality and standing that has a strong National profile and International recognition.

Our statement of purpose is to provide a permanent memorial to the victims of the Holocaust; offer an understanding of the causes and events of the Holocaust through a range of age-appropriate exhibitions and survivor testimonies and to present programmes of learning, based on the Holocaust, that encourage personal responsibility and the promotion of fairness and justice but also challenge learners to take positive action.

Our definition of the Holocaust 
The Holocaust was the attempt by the Nazi regime and its collaborators to murder all of European Jewry during the Second World War. This genocidal policy can be seen to have evolved during the war as the Nazi regime gained more territory, and as more Jewish people came under their control. It culminated in the so called ‘Final Solution’, the murder of six million Jewish men, women and children.

The Nazi regime had created policy and legislature to ostracise German Jews and those Jews living in other states occupied by the Nazi regime prior to the Second World War. They also instigated the events of the November Pogrom in 1938.

The Nazi regime also carried out genocidal policies towards those with mental and physical disabilities, Polish and Slav peoples as well as the Roma and Sinti people of Europe. Furthermore they persecuted other groups including gay men, Jehovah’s Witnesses, those seen as political dissidents and Soviet Prisoners of War.
Definition agreed by Board of Trustees, September 2013