Prince Charles has recorded a special message ahead of the Holocaust Memorial Day. This year the Holocaust Memorial Day will be celebrated virtually.
As Patron of the Holocaust Memorial Day Trust Prince Charles said, “As I speak, the last generation of living witnesses is tragically passing from this world, so the task of bearing witness falls to us,” the prince, 72, said. “That is why The Holocaust Memorial Day Trust, of which I am so proud to be Patron, has this year chosen the theme – ‘Be the Light in the Darkness.’ ”
He also said, “This is not a task for one time only; nor is it a task for one generation, or one person,” he continued. “It is for all people, all generations, and all time. This is our time when we can, each in our own way, be the light that ensures the darkness can never return.”
Charles and his wife, Camilla will join a national moment of lighting. It will be a compilation video of survivors and people across the U.K. They will be lit candles and placed in their windows to mark Holocaust Memorial Day.
The prince has been Patron of the Holocaust Memorial Day Trust since 2015. Last year this memorial service was held in London. Prince William and Kate Middleton also attended this event.