The Duchess of Cambridge took photos of Holocaust survivors and their grandchildren

Earlier this month, The Duchess of Cambridge met two Holocaust survivors, Steven Frank and Yvonne Bernstein, as she took photographs for a project carried out by Holocaust Memorial Day Trust, Jewish News and The Royal Photographic Society, which aims to mark the 75th anniversary of the end of the Holocaust. The Duchess took photos of two Holocaust survivors and their grandchildren. The Duchess’s photos will be shown in an exhibition consisting of 75 images, which will open later this year.
Kate Middleton met two Holocaust survivors, Steven Frank and Yvonne Bernstein. Holocaust Memorial Day Trust and Royal Photographic Society
The subjects of the photos are Yvonne Bernstein and Steven Frank, who both immigrated to UK after the Holocaust. Frank, photographed with his granddaughters Maggie and Trixie, was imprisoned in the Theresienstadt camp. Bernstein, who was photographed with her granddaughter Chloe, was a hidden child in France.
Kate Middleton met two Holocaust survivors, Steven Frank and Yvonne Bernstein. Holocaust Memorial Day Trust and Royal Photographic Society
Kate Middleton met two Holocaust survivors, Steven Frank and Yvonne Bernstein. Holocaust Memorial Day Trust and Royal Photographic Society
The Duchess said her aim was to make the portraits 'deeply personal to Yvonne and Steven - a celebration of family and the life that they have built since they both arrived in Britain in the 1940s'. The Duchess added: 'It was a true honour to have been asked to participate in this project and I hope in some way Yvonne and Steven's memories will be kept alive as they pass the baton to the next generation.'
Kate Middleton met two Holocaust survivors, Steven Frank and Yvonne Bernstein. Holocaust Memorial Day Trust and Royal Photographic Society
Kate Middleton met two Holocaust survivors, Steven Frank and Yvonne Bernstein. Holocaust Memorial Day Trust and Royal Photographic Society

16 Comments

  1. Very nice photos. Both of the interactions between the Duchess and the models, and the photos that were taken. Catherine looks comfortable in the pictures, she has really landed in a very British classic fashion style that suits her well, I think.

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  2. Duchess Catherine has learnt the skill of photography, which she is using now to benefit others and highlight important events in history.This Holocaust project has given her more respect and love 💜

    Her oufit especially the skirt and locket have a vintage look, very fitting for this occasion.

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  3. Beautiful photos. The light and shadow are similar to the effect created by the Dutch Masters.

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    1. I like the incorporation of "still life" in these photos. To me it's symbolic. Despite the Holocaust and its atrocities--still, life.

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    3. @ Debra
      … as well as the things they put on the table. Interesting, I have to read what exactly is the idea behind it.

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    4. @Anna
      I think you hit the point :) and there‘s annother written by DK: …“The families brought items of personal significance with them which are included in the photographs.“

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  4. The pictures the Duchess took are beautiful, remind me of Dutch painter Vermeers work. I love this project she had done, such respect. As for the behind the scenes pics, those are wonderful, and I enjoy the warmth that comes from them. It almost seems silly to comment on fashion, but I do like her choice of outfit, simple yet elegant. Nothing to distract from the importance of this.
    Chel

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  5. I teach history and organize excursions for my students to Auschwitz. I also took pictures of Holocaust survivors and talked to them. I think that history must be remembered so that the horrors of the 20th century in Europe are not repeated. I do this not only because of my profession, but also as a granddaughter of a soldat in the anti-fascist uprising, who fighted against nazi troops.
    I can say from my personal experience that people who survived the Holocaust are very positive people who value life and they love to laugh.

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    1. I applaud you!! We need more people
      Like you in the world .

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  6. What a lovely gesture of her to do this for the families.

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  7. These are lovely photos. I’m impressed with her talent and pleased that she participated in this project (V.M.)

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  8. I love everything about this project and it's wonderful symbolism. The subjects and Kate look fabulous, Kate's hair in particular is gorgeous. Well done! Cindy

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  9. Beautiful photos. Great participation on the Duchess's part. Loved her simple but elegant outfit, very appropriate. Well done.

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  10. Lovely photos. Good job Kate!

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