The Duchess of Cambridge visited the Imperial War Museum (IWM) London on Wednesday 10th November to officially open two new galleries, The Second World War Galleries and The Holocaust Galleries. During the visit she also viewed the exhibition Generations: Portraits of Holocaust Survivors, which includes the two portraits she took last year to mark 75 years since the end of the Holocaust.
The Duchess opened two new galleries at the IWM, the first gallery was The Second World War Galleries, which display over 1,500 collection items from 80 countries that bring to life the impact of the Second World War on millions of people. The second is The Holocaust Galleries, which tell the individual stories of some of the six million Jewish people murdered in the Holocaust through over 2,000 photos, books, artworks, letters and personal belongings. During her visit, Her Royal Highness will also unveil a plaque to officially open the two new Galleries.
The Duchess was then accompanied to Generations: Portraits of the Holocaust, which features over 50 photographic portraits of Holocaust survivors and their families. Her Royal Highness toured the exhibition and met individuals involved in the project, including Stephen Frank BEM and Yvonne Bernstein, who she photographed alongside their granddaughters for the exhibition in January 2020.