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The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge attended the United Kingdom Holocaust Memorial Day Commemorative Ceremony at Central Hall in Westminster on January 27, 2020.

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Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge.

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The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge arrive at Central Hall in Westminster.

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Holocaust Memorial Day takes place on the anniversary of the liberation of Auschwitz-Birkenau and honours victims and survivors of the Holocaust, Nazi persecution, and subsequent genocides in Cambodia, Rwanda, Bosnia and Darfur.

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Prince William, Duke of Cambridge and Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge speak with Olivia Marks-Woldman, CEO Holocaust Memorial Day Trust.

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Throughout the Holocaust, many people risked their lives to help others.

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“Sleep” by Eric Whitacre, performed by the Fourth Choir and the Wallace Ensemble.

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During the ceremony, The Duke read an extract from a letter written about his great-grandmother, Princess Alice, which described how she helped hide her Jewish friends, the Cohens, in her home.

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Prince William, Duke of Cambridge speaks during the Memorial.

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During the service, 75 candles of remembrance were lit to represent the 75th anniversary of the end of the Holocaust.

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Prince William, Duke of Cambridge lights a candle during the UK Holocaust Memorial.

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Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge lights a candle during the UK Holocaust Memorial Day.



After the ceremony, The Duke and Duchess spoke to Holocaust survivors, and survivors of genocides which have happened since.

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Duke of Cambridge shakes hands with Manfred Goldberg.

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Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge speaks to holocaust and genocide survivors.

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The Duchess of Cambridge shares a joke with Holocaust survivor Yvonne Bernstein.

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For the Memorial, The Duchess of Cambridge wore grey Catherine Walker bespoke coat-dress, Cassandra Goad Caviofiore Pearl Studs, Jimmy Choo “Celeste” clutch and Gianvito Rossi 105 black suede pumps.



As part of the commemorations for the 75th anniversary of the end of the Holocaust, The Duchess of Cambridge has taken photographs of two Holocaust survivors with their grandchildren.

The first photograph features Steven Frank with his granddaughters, Maggie and Trixie. Alongside his mother and brothers, Steven was sent to Westerbork transit camp then to Theresienstadt. Steven and his brothers were 3 of only 93 children who survived the camp – 15,000 children were sent there.

The Duchess also photographed Yvonne Bernstein with her granddaughter Chloe. Yvonne was a hidden child in France, travelling in the care of her aunt and uncle and frequently changing homes and names.

The Duchess said: “I wanted to make the portraits deeply personal to Yvonne and Steven – a celebration of family and the life that they have built since they both arrived in Britain in the 1940s. The families brought items of personal significance with them which are included in the photographs.

It was a true honour 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.” The portraits will form part of a new exhibition opening later this year by Holocaust Memorial Day Trust, Jewish News and Royal Photographic Society, which will feature 75 images of survivors and their family members.



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