Catherine Opens Holocaust Exhibit

The Duchess of Cambridge opened two new galleries at the Imperial War Museum on Wednesday, in time for Armistice Day.

Starting with the Second World War Galleries, displaying more than 1,500 items collected from 80 countries, she moved on to the Holocaust Galleries which show in excess of 2,000 photos, books, letters and belongings revealing personal stories of some of the six million Jews murdered by the Nazis.

During the opening Catherine met again two Holocaust survivors she had photographed nearly two years ago. Yvonne Bernstein and Steven Frank were in the exhibition of photographs of survivors and refugees.

Catherine took those photographs at the start of an initiative marking the 75th anniversary of the liberation of the Auschwitz Concentration Camp. Since they were taken, a number of prominent photographers around the UK have photographed others among Britain’s last survivors – frequently including their children and grandchildren in the pictures.

Clearly pleased to see them at the galleries, Catherine hugged Yvonne and Steven before chatting to them about the new displays.

Kate Hugs Holocaust Survivors at Imperial War Museum