A day before Holocaust Remembrance Day, the Duchess of Cambridge has revealed a secret project she has been working on for quite some time. Kate Middleton released a series of photographs depicting Holocaust survivors which she had taken herself.
The two out of 75 images, marking the 75th anniversary of the liberation of the Auschwitz death camp, are now part of the special exhibition.
The project is a collaboration between the Jewish News, the Royal Photographic Society, and Holocaust Memorial Day Trust and was revealed to the public following Prince Charles’s return from Jerusalem.
Middleton’s father-in-law visited Israel’s capital for the largest diplomatic event ever held in the country organized by the World Holocaust Forum. The event was attended by dozens of other world leaders and coincided with the 75th anniversary of the liberation of Auschwitz, where at least a million Jews were killed.
Charles’s wife Camilla, Duchess of Cornwall will represent Britain at the memorial event in Poland at the site where the extermination camp used to stand.
In addition, the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge will attend the British ceremony marking Holocaust Remembrance Day in London.
Prince William will deliver a reading at the event, which will be held at Westminster and broadcast live by the BBC, while his father Prince Charles will on Thursday join dozens of other world leaders at a ceremony in Jerusalem.
The duke and duchess will also meet with survivors of the Holocaust and other genocides.
In the meantime, Mayor of London Sadiq Khan, along with Piotr Cywiński - director of the Auschwitz-Birkenau State Museum - unveiled a plaque at the site, acknowledging the £300K contribution of the city of London to the Auschwitz-Birkenau Foundation.
First published: 14:45 , 01.27.20