Back in February 2020, Kate Middleton photographed Holocaust survivors Steven Frank and Yvonne Bernstein as part of a project to highlight the 75th anniversary of the Second World War. Today, People reports that she met up with the pair again at the Imperial War Museum. Kate's photos are part of Generations: Portraits of Holocaust Survivors, an exhibition that showcases more than 50 photos along with "2,000 photos, books, artworks, letters and personal belongings."
For the occasion, Kate wore a long, navy blue coat that fell to her ankles as well as a white blouse with military-inspired details and big, gold buttons. Her navy blue suede heels matched the coat and she finished the look with a poppy pin to commemorate Remembrance Day. The poppy has been used since 1921 to honor military members who have died in war. Kate's visit to the museum coincided with the official opening of the Holocaust Galleries and the Second World War Galleries.
Kate's photos — and the other exhibits in the galleries — come as a partnership between the IWM, Holocaust Memorial Day Trust, the Royal Photographic Society, Jewish News, and Dangoor Education. Visitors can see the special exhibits through January 9, 2022.
The Imperial War Museum noted the importance of keeping the stories alive as an important part of history and just one way that the world can remember everyone who fought in World War II and other international conflicts.
"We are honoured to host Her Royal Highness The Duchess of Cambridge at IWM today, and to witness her launching our new Second World War and The Holocaust Galleries," IWM's Director-General Diane Lees said in a statement. "Formally opening these Galleries, which are dedicated to improving understanding of two of the most devastating conflicts and genocides in human history, a day before the world stands together to remember those who have fallen in war, is incredibly poignant for us. Given that this period will sadly soon pass out of living memory, we want these Galleries to preserve the stories of our veterans, our eyewitnesses and our survivors, and ensure that we never forget what they experienced."
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