The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge to Attend UK Holocaust Memorial Day Commemorative Ceremony

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The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge leaving Evelina Children's Hospital in London.

THE DUKE AND DUCHESS OF CAMBRIDGE TO ATTEND THE UK HOLOCAUST MEMORIAL DAY COMMEMORATIVE CEREMONY

Westminster

Monday 27th January 2020

The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge will attend the UK Holocaust Memorial Day Commemorative Ceremony in Westminster on Monday 27th January 2020.

Holocaust Memorial Day takes place each year on the 27th January, 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. 2020 marks the 75th anniversary of the liberation of Auschwitz-Birkenau. The ceremony is run by the Holocaust Memorial Day Trust (HMDT) of which the Prince of Wales is patron.

The Holocaust Memorial Day Trust (HMDT) promotes and supports Holocaust Memorial Day (HMD). HMD has taken place in the UK since 2001, with a UK event and over 10,000 local activities taking place on or around the 27th January each year. Each year across the UK, thousands of people come together to learn more about the past, honour the survivors and all those whose lives were changed beyond recognition, and take action to create a safer future. The HMDT works in partnership with many organisations to ensure the life stories of survivors are shared with hundreds of thousands of people.

The Duke of Cambridge will give a reading during the ceremony. Their Royal Highnesses will meet Holocaust survivors, and survivors of more recent genocides, who have taken part in the ceremony upon its conclusion.

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