Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge spoke to Holocaust survivors Zigi Shipper and Manfred Goldberg, and youth ambassadors from the Holocaust Educational Trust, Farah Ali and Maxwell Horner, via video call to mark Holocaust Memorial Day today.Embed from Getty Images
The Duchess talked with Zigi Shipper and Manfred Goldberg, about their experiences and memories of the Holocaust, and of its prevailing impact, and the importance of remembering the atrocities committed during the Holocaust.
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“The stories you have shared with me, and your dedication in educating the younger generation about your experiences and the horrors of the Holocaust shows extreme strength and such bravery.”The Duchess of Cambridge
Her Royal Highnesss also spoke with young ambassadors Farah Ali and Maxwell Horner about the impact of visiting the camps and of their conversations with survivors, and the work that they are carrying out in order to continue to educate their peers about the Holocaust and its contemporary relevance.Embed from Getty Images
The Duchess wore her Simone Rocha earrings and a new grey jumper by Alexander McQueen, along with a new necklace.
Back in 2017, during their visit to Poland and Germany, The Duke and Duchess met Zigi and Manfred at Stutthof Concentration Camp, where 28,000 Jews died.
Zigi and Manfred have known each other since 1944, having met at the Stutthof concentration camp, the first to be built outside German borders and one of the last camps to be liberated in May 1945.Embed from Getty Images Embed from Getty Images
Holocaust Memorial Day commemorates the victims of the Holocaust, the genocide of European Jews by Nazi Germany between 1941 and 1945. 27 January was chosen to commemorate the date that Auschwitz concentration camp was liberated by the Red Army in 1945.Embed from Getty Images
Photo of The London Eye in Southbank, London, which has been lit up in purple in remembrance of victims of The Holocaust.Embed from Getty Images
- THE CAMBRIDGES VISITED LONDON BRIDGE AND WHITE CHAPEL.
- THE DUCHESS OF CAMBRIDGE VISITED STOCKWELL GARDENS NURSERY.
- DUCHESS OF CAMBRIDGE AT SHOUT UK EVENT.
- DUCHESS OF CAMBRIDGE ATTENDED RRS SIR DAVID ATTENBOROUGH NAMING CEREMONY.
- THE DUCHESS OF CAMBRIDGE AT BACK TO NATURE GARDEN AT RHS WISLEY.