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The Duchess of Cambridge has taken photographs of two Holocaust survivors to mark the 75th anniversary of the liberation of Auschwitz.
- Two Holocaust survivors have been photographed by the Duchess of Cambridge to mark the 75th anniversary of the liberation of Auschwitz.
- The photos were released to mark Holocaust Memorial Day and will go on show in an exhibiton later this year.
- This royal news follows an old video of Princess Diana telling off Prince Harry resurfacing.
Steven Frank and Yvonne Bernstein are pictured alongside grandchildren in photos to mark Holocaust memorial day, which is today – January 27.
The pictures will be used in an exhibition later this year, which is set to bring together 75 images of survivors and their family members to mark the 75 years since the end of the Holocaust.
The duchess – who is patron of the Royal Photographic Society – said, “despite unbelievable trauma at the start of their lives” they were “two of the most life-affirming people that I have had the privilege to meet”.
She added, “They look back on their experiences with sadness but also with gratitude that they were some of the lucky few to make it through.
“Their stories will stay with me forever.”
Yvonne, an 82-year-old originally from Germany, hid as a child in France for most of the Holocaust.
She is photographed along with her 11-year-old granddaughter, Chloe Wright.
Steven was one of a few children to make it out alive from multiple concentration camps. His father was gassed to death for speaking out against the Nazis.
Kensington Palace also shared black and white behind the scenes images of the Duchess at work.
The project is a collaboration between the Holocaust Memorial Day Trust, Jewish News and the Royal Photographic Society.
Today, the Duchess of Cambridge will be joined by her husband, Prince William, at the UK Holocaust Memorial Day commemorative ceremony in Westminster.
Holocaust Memorial Day also acts as a day of remembrance for those lost in the genocides in Cambodia, Rwanda, Bosnia, and Darfu.