Portraits of seven of the UK’s last remaining Holocaust survivors have gone on display at the Queen’s Gallery to mark Holocaust Remembrance Day [27 January].
The Prince of Wales, who commissioned them, said they were a living memorial to the six million people “whose stories will never be told, whose portraits will never be painted”.
A ceremony was streamed online to commemorate the victims.
People were asked to leave a lighted candle in their window in remembrance.
Around the UK, landmark buildings including the London Eye, Edinburgh Castle, Cardiff Castle and the Titanic museum in Belfast were illuminated in purple, the colour of Holocaust Memorial Day.
Prince Charles said he commissioned the portraits as an enduring reminder of the horrors of the Nazi regime in World War Two and in tribute to the Jewish refugees who made their home in Britain.
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Recommended by Margaret Stevenson-Wight who says: “I walked through both Dachau and Bergen Belsen concentration camps in Germany during the cold war years — and still this many years later cannot in any way comprehend the scope of man’s inhumanity to man.”