Prince Charles to hang ‘harrowing’ Holocaust portraits in Buckingham Palace | Royal | News

Helen Aronson, Lily Ebert, Manfred Goldberg, Arek Hersh, Anita Lasker Wallfisch, Rachel Levy and Zigi Shipper talk about their experiences in the BBC Two program Survivors: Portraits of the Holocaust.

It will air on January 27 on the occasion of Holocaust Memorial Day.

The Prince of Wales said the project is now critical, with dwindling numbers of survivors and to inform future generations.

He said: “As the number of Holocaust survivors is sadly, but inevitably, declining, my abiding hope is that this special collection will serve as a further guiding light for our society, not just reminding us of history’s darkest days, but also to the interconnectedness of humanity as we strive for a better world for our children, grandchildren and unborn generations; true hope triumphs over despair and love triumphs over hate.”

Karen Pollock, chief executive of the Holocaust Educational Trust, said the fact that Holocaust survivors would display their portraits at Buckingham Palace was a “fitting testament”.

She said: “These Holocaust survivors have endured the worst.

“They were imprisoned in ghettos, sent to concentration camps and enslaved as forced labourers.

“To survive the concentration and extermination camps and to see their portraits in Buckingham Palace 77 years later is very special indeed, and a moving and fitting testament to their lasting contribution to this country.

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Anita Lasker-Wallfisch, 96, played in an orchestra of prisoners at Auschwitz and was later held in Bergen Belsen in Germany.

Zigi Shipper and Manfred Goldberg met the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge in 2017 when they first returned to the former Stutthof camp in northern Poland.

The seven portraits will be on display at The Queen’s Gallery Buckingham Palace between January 27 and February 13, then at The Palace of Holyrood House in Edinburgh from March 17 to June 6.

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