Prince William honours Shoah educators and survivors in message
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Prince William honours Shoah educators and survivors in message

'Being confronted by the reality of what took place cements an essential understanding,' the Duke wrote in a message to Holocaust educators and survivors

Prince William
Prince William

Prince William wrote of the “essential understanding” Holocaust survivors and educators provide to society.

In a message to the Holocaust Educational Trust’s appeal dinner in London’s Guildhall on Monday, the Duke of Cambridge expressed gratitude to survivors who shared their testimony “for the rest of us to learn and to grow.”

“I know, through my own experience of meeting Holocaust survivors, that being confronted by the reality of what took place cements an essential understanding,” Prince William wrote.

The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge met survivors in 2017 during their visit to the former Nazi concentration camp at Stutthof.

“As we approach the 75th anniversary of the liberation of Bergen-Belsen by the British Army, I want to applaud your unyielding commitment and passion,” Prince William continued.

“I especially want to command all your youth ambassadors, and wish them lucky as they pick up the vital mantle to ensure these stories continue,” he added.

Prince William’s message in Yad Vashem’s guest book last year

Last year, Prince William unveiled a statue in the Midlands town of Stourbridge of Frank Foley honouring the British spy who saved 10,000 Jews.

The Duke visited Yad Vashem in Jerusalem, accompanied by Chief Rabbi Ephraim Mirvis, last year.

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