The royal couple met five Holocaust survivors yesterday at the Stutthof concentration camp in Poland. Prince William and Princess Kate were accompanied by their two young children. “This shattering visit has reminded us of the horrendous murder of six million Jews,” they said.

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On Tuesday, the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge toured the Stutthof concentration camp in Poland in what they called a “shattering” experience. The royal couple toured the camp with their children. Stutthof was the first camp to be built in Poland at the beginning of the Second World War.

During their Poland visit, Prince William and Princess Kate met with five Holocaust survivors who shared their stories with them. The two then went to the local museum, where they saw the exhibit of the piles of shoes of Holocaust victims.

In the guestbook, the couple wrote: “We were intensely moved by our visit to Stutthof, which has been the scene of so much terrible pain, suffering and death. This shattering visit has reminded us of the horrendous murder of six million Jews, drawn from across the whole of Europe, who died in the abominable Holocaust. It is, too, a terrible reminder of the cost of war. And the fact that Poland alone lost millions of its people, who were the victims of a most brutal occupation. All of us have an overwhelming responsibility to make sure that we learn the lessons and that the horror of what happened is never forgotten and never repeated.”







In Poland

In Poland Photo Credit: Reuters/Channel 2 News

The royal family then made their way to a street party that was organized in their honor in Gdansk.