Kate Middleton’s poignant photographs of Holocaust survivors will be shown 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 that she is “honored” to have one of her recent photoshoots included in an exhibit at the Imperial War Museum in London.
The portraits, which were taken by Kate at Kensington Palace earlier this year, will be on display along with more than 50 contemporary images of Holocaust survivors and their young parents through January 7, 2022.
The exhibit hopes to celebrate in particular the UK-based survivors, many of whom fled from mainland Europe to Britain after World War II to rebuild their lives. With an emphasis on family relationships, the collection shines a light on how the legacy of Holocaust survivors will carry on into future generations.
In January, Kensington Palace shared behind-the-scenes photos 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 “to celebrate the family and the life they have built since arriving in Grande -Brittany in the 1940s â.
The first photo of Kate on display at the show features Steven Frank and his granddaughters, Maggie and Trixie. Steven is a survivor of the Czech Theresienstadt concentration camp, having been sent there as a child with his three brothers. Only 93 of the 15,000 children who entered the camp left alive. The second photo shows Yvonne Bernstein, a child who was hidden from the Nazis in France during World War II, with her granddaughter Chloe.
“It was a real honor to have been invited to participate in this project and I hope in a way that the memories of Yvonne and Steven will stay alive as they pass the baton to the next generation,” said Kate.
This is not the first time that the Duchess has embarked on a large-scale photographic enterprise. His book, Hold Still: A Portrait of our Nation in 2020, featured 100 images of the pandemic taken by photographers across the UK. To promote the launch, Kate personally called a number of shortlisted photographers to discuss their photos and congratulate them on their accomplishments.