Η Kate Middleton συνάντησε δύο από τους επιζώντες του Ολοκαυτώματος, κάνοντάς τους πρωταγωνιστές σε εντυπωσιακά πορτρέτα

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Τρίτη 28 Ιανουάριος 2020

Η 27η Ιανουαρίου είναι αφιερωμένη στη μνήμη των θυμάτων του Ολοκαυτώματος και με αφορμή την ημέρα, η Kate Middleton συνάντησε δύο από τους επιζώντες του Ολοκαυτώματος για να τους φωτογραφίσει. 

Τα πορτρέτα των ανθρώπων που δημοσιεύτηκαν από το παλάτι του Kensington, όπως τα κατέγραψε ο φακός στη βασιλική κατοικία της δούκισσας του Cambridge, θα παρουσιαστούν σε έκθεση που περιλαμβάνει 75 φωτογραφίες επιζώντων με τις οικογένειες τους. 



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The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge today attended the UK #HolocaustMemorialDay Commemorative Ceremony at Central Hall in Westminster. Holocaust Memorial Day takes place on the anniversary of the liberation of Auschwitz-Birkenau and honours victims and survivors of the Holocaust, Nazi persecution, and subsequent genocides in Cambodia, Rwanda, Bosnia and Darfur. Throughout the Holocaust, many people risked their lives to help others. During the ceremony, The Duke read an extract from a letter written about his great-grandmother, Princess Alice, which described how she helped hide her Jewish friends, the Cohens, in her home. During the service, 75 candles of remembrance were lit to represent the 75th anniversary of the end of the Holocaust. After the ceremony, The Duke and Duchess spoke to Holocaust survivors, and survivors of genocides which have happened since.

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Ο 84χρονος Steven Frank ήταν ένα από τα ελάχιστα παιδιά που κατάφεραν να επιβιώσουν από τα στρατόπεδα συγκέντρωσης Westerbork και Theresienstadt. Τουλάχιστον 15.000 παιδιά πέρασαν από αυτούς τους τόπους βασανιστηρίων και στα 93 που κατάφεραν να επιζήσουν, τα 3 ήταν ο Frank και τα αδέρφια του. Ο ίδιος πόζαρε στον φωτογραφικό φακό μαζί με τις δύο εγγονές του Maggie και Trixie. 

Σε μία από τις φωτογραφίες ο Frank κρατάει μια κατσαρόλα, που ήταν ένα από τα αντικείμενα της μητέρας του που κατάφερε να κρατήσει κατά τη μεταφορά του στο στρατόπεδο Westerbork.



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As part of the commemorations for the 75th anniversary of the end of the Holocaust, The Duchess of Cambridge has taken photographs of two Holocaust survivors with their grandchildren. The first photograph features Steven Frank with his granddaughters, Maggie and Trixie. Alongside his mother and brothers, Steven was sent to Westerbork transit camp then to Theresienstadt. Steven and his brothers were 3 of only 93 children who survived the camp - 15,000 children were sent there. The Duchess also photographed Yvonne Bernstein with her granddaughter Chloe. Yvonne was a hidden child in France, travelling in the care of her aunt and uncle and frequently changing homes and names. The Duchess said: “I wanted 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 families brought items of personal significance with them which are included in the photographs. 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.” The portraits will form part of a new exhibition opening later this year by @holocaustmemorialdaytrust, Jewish News and @royalphotographicsociety , which will feature 75 images of survivors and their family members. The exhibition will honour the victims of the Holocaust and celebrate the full lives that survivors have built in the UK, whilst inspiring people to consider their own responsibility to remember and share the stories of those who endured Nazi persecution. Portraits ©The Duchess of Cambridge

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Ο ίδιος στη συνέχεια, στάλθηκε μαζί με τον αδερφό του στο Theresienstadt. Η μητέρα του έπλενε τα ρούχα των φυλακισμένων σε αντάλλαγμα για λίγο ψωμί. Έβαζε ψίχουλα στην κατσαρόλα και πρόσθετε ζεστό νερό για να χυλό, δίνοντας σε κάθε παιδί από μια κουταλιά για να τα κρατήσει ζωντανά.



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Today is #HolocaustMemorialDay, which takes place each year on the anniversary of the liberation of Auschwitz-Birkenau, and honours survivors of the Holocaust, Nazi Persecution, and subsequent genocides in Cambodia, Rwanda, Bosnia and Darfur. Earlier this month, The Duchess of Cambridge met two Holocaust survivors, Steven Frank and Yvonne Bernstein, as she took photographs for a project by @holocaustmemorialdaytrust, Jewish News and @royalphotographicsociety to mark 75 years since the end of the Holocaust. The Duchess’s photographs will be included in an exhibition of 75 images of survivors and their family members, which will open later this year. “The harrowing atrocities of the Holocaust, which were caused by the most unthinkable evil, will forever lay heavy in our hearts. Yet it is so often through the most unimaginable adversity that the most remarkable people flourish. Despite unbelievable trauma at the start of their lives, Yvonne Bernstein and Steven Frank are two of the most life-affirming people that I have had the privilege to meet. They look back on their experiences with sadness but also with gratitude that they were some of the lucky few to make it through. Their stories will stay with me forever.” – The Duchess of Cambridge Photographs © Kensington Palace

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Το δεύτερο πορτρέτο ήταν της 82χρονης Yvonne Bernstein μαζί με την εγγονή της Chloe. Ως παιδί κρυβόταν στη Γαλλία με τη βοήθεια των θείων τους και συχνά άλλαζε σπίτια και ονόματα. Στην φωτογράφιση είχε μαζί της μια ταυτότητα που είχε επάνω το γράμμα J για να αναγνωρίζεται ως Εβραία (Jew) ώστε οι Ναζί να ξεχωρίζουν τους Εβραίους. 

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