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Kate Middleton fotografa vítimas do Holocausto para exposição inédita

No ano que comemora-se o 75º aniversário do fim do Holocausto, Kate Middleton reuniu, no palácio de Kensignton, duas vítimas do regime nazistas e seus netos para uma série de fotos. As imagens farão parte de uma exposição com 75 fotografias de sobreviventes e suas famílias. O extermínio de judeus, política do regime nazista, matou seis milhões de pessoas.

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Foram retratados pela duquesa de Cambridge o holandês Steven Frank, de 84 anos, com as netas Maggie e Trixie Fleet, 15 e 13 respectivamente, e a alemã Yvonne Bernstein (que, durante a guerra, se escondeu na França) com a neta Chloe Wright.

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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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“As atrocidades terríveis do Holocausto, causadas pelo mal mais impensável, permanecerão para sempre pesadas em nossos corações. No entanto, é, tantas vezes, através da adversidade mais inimaginável que as pessoas mais notáveis florescem. Apesar do trauma inacreditável no início de suas vidas, Yvonne Bernstein e Steven Frank são duas das pessoas que tive o privilégio de conhecer”, disse a duquesa, que divulgou as imagens no domingo (23) à tarde e o making of na segunda (24) de manhã. “Eles relembram suas experiências com tristeza, mas também com gratidão por terem sido alguns dos poucos sortudos que conseguiram sobreviver. Suas histórias vão ficar comigo para sempre. Embora tenha tido a sorte de conhecer dois dos poucos sobreviventes, reconheço que nem todos no futuro poderão ouvir essas histórias em primeira mão. É vital que suas memórias sejam preservadas e passadas para as gerações futuras, para que o que elas passaram nunca seja esquecido.”, diz a publicação no Instagram de Kate Middleton e príncipe William.

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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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