Kate Middleton's photos of Holocaust survivors to feature in poignant war memorial

Kate Middleton's photographs of two Holocaust survivors and their families will be displayed at a London museum

Kate Middleton's photos to feature in Holocaust memorial
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Kate Middleton's poignant photographs of Holocaust survivors will be displayed to the public for the first time at an exhibition in London today. 

  • Kate Middleton's photographs of Holocaust survivors will be included in a new exhibition in London from today. 
  • The Duchess of Cambridge photographed the families of two UK-based survivors at Kensington Palace last January to mark the 75th anniversary of the end of the Holocaust. 
  • In other royal news, Princess Diana never remarried for this heartbreaking reason.

The Duchess of Cambridge has revealed she's 'honored' to have one of her recent photography shoots included in an exhibition at the Imperial War Museum in London. 

The portraits, which were taken by Kate at Kensington Palace earlier this year, will be displayed with more than 50 contemporary images of Holocaust survivors and their younger relatives until 7 January 2022. 

The exhibition hopes to celebrate UK-based survivors in particular, many of whom escaped from mainland Europe to Britain after World War II to rebuild their lives. With its emphasis on family relationships, the collection highlights how the legacy of Holocaust survivors will live on in future generations. 

In January, Kensington Palace shared behind-the-scenes pictures of the Duchess of Cambridge at work on her moving photography project to mark the 75th anniversary of the Holocaust. Kate, who has always had a passion for the camera, photographed two survivors with their grandchildren at home in her private London residence "in celebration of family and the life that they have built since they both arrived in Britain in the 1940s." 

The first photo of Kate's to be displayed at the exhibition features Steven Frank and his granddaughters, Maggie and Trixie. Steven is a survivor of the Czech concentration camp Theresienstadt, having been sent there as a boy with his three brothers. Only 93 out of 15,000 children who entered the camp emerged alive. The second photo features Yvonne Bernstein, a child who was hidden from the Nazis in France during WWII, with her granddaughter Chloe. 

"It was a true honor to have been asked to participate in this project and I hope in some way Yvonne and Steven’s memories will be kept alive as they pass the baton to the next generation," Kate said.  

This isn't the first time the Duchess has embarked on a large-scale photography venture. Her book, Hold Still: A Portrait of our Nation in 2020, included 100 images of the pandemic taken by photographers across the UK. To promote the launch, Kate personally called a number of the shortlisted photographers to discuss their pictures and congratulate them on their achievements. 

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