The Prince of Wales visits London Synagogue

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The Prince of Wales meets with a Holocaust survivor at a London Synagogue

The Prince of Wales visited the Western Marble Arch Synagogue where he took part in conversations about the deeply troubling rise in antisemitism in the UK, and some of the invaluable work that is being carried out to combat this. 

Upon arrival, The Prince received an overview of the Western Marble Arch Synagogue and the Jewish community it supports. The Prince then met with Holocaust survivor Renee Salt, who is a living example of the tragic consequences of antisemitism being allowed to go unchecked, to hear more about her experiences.

During his visit to the Synagogue, The Prince also met a number of young ambassadors from all backgrounds and faiths who have taken part in the Holocaust Educational Trust’s flagship ‘Lessons from Auschwitz’ project. Through the project, young people from across the UK learn the history of the Holocaust and visit the site of the former Nazi concentration and death camp Auschwitz-Birkenau. Having seen where antisemitism can lead, they are powerful advocates for ensuring that hatred is called out, wherever it is found. In the final stage of the project, participants commit to share what they have learnt with their communities and become ambassadors, joining thousands of others across the UK. 

His Royal Highness heard about what the young people have learned through the project and how as ambassadors, they are sharing the lessons from the past with their peers and wider communities. As part of this conversation, The Prince also heard from students and young people who have themselves experienced antisemitism. 

This engagement was originally planned to coincide with Holocaust Memorial Day 2024 and The Princess of Wales was also due to be in attendance.

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