Monday 27th January 2020

The Duchess of Cornwall will attend commemorations in Poland to mark the 75th anniversary of the liberation of former Nazi concentration and extermination camp Auschwitz-Birkenau.

Her Royal Highness will attend a service at the former Auschwitz-Birkenau camp on Monday 27th January 2020, International Holocaust Remembrance Day.

Approximately 200 Auschwitz and Holocaust survivors from the United Kingdom and several other European countries, the United States, Canada, Israel and Australia will take part in the service.

Further details will be advised in due course.

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NOTES TO EDITORS

  • This will be The Duchess of Cornwall’s third official visit to Poland, having previously visited with The Prince of Wales in 2008 and 2010.
  • The Prince of Wales and The Duchess of Cornwall attended the National Holocaust Memorial Day service in London in 2015 to mark the 70th anniversary of the liberation of the Auschwitz-Birkenau camp. Their Royal Highnesses met survivors of the Holocaust and of subsequent genocides.
  • In 2016, The Duchess of Cornwall visited The Holocaust Survivors Centre, London, and met with survivors supported by the centre and Jewish Care.
  • In 2017, His Royal Highness The Prince of Wales became Patron of The Holocaust Memorial Day Trust and hosted a reception at St. James's Palace for survivors.
  • During their spring tour in 2017, Their Royal Highnesses visited the Jewish Museum in Vienna where they met with Holocaust survivors.
  • Most recently in 2018, The Prince of Wales attended a reception to mark the 80th anniversary of the Kindertransport, where he met members of the Association of Jewish Refugees.