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.

The Prince of Wales, who commissioned them, said the portraits would be a “permanent reminder” of their experiences.

A national ceremony will be streamed online to remember victims of the Holocaust and other genocides.

At 20:00 GMT, people are being asked to leave a lighted candle in their window.

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.

He was left moved after one survivor of Auschwitz showed him her concentration camp tattoo at an event to unveil the portraits on Monday.

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Lily Ebert, 98, also showed the prince a golden pendant she had hidden from the guards in her shoe and later in her daily bread ration.

At the event in the Queen’s Gallery at Buckingham Palace, London, she told Prince Charles: “Meeting you, it is for everyone who lost their lives.” Charles touched her shoulder and replied: “But it is a greater privilege for me.”

 

 

 

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