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Prince Charles

Prince Of Wales Attends Summit To Remember Holocaust

Prince Charles attended the commemorations during his first official trip to Jerusalem.

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The Prince of Wales has joined more than 40 world leaders in Israel to remember the Holocaust.

The event was hosted ahead of Monday's 75th anniversary of the liberation of the Auschwitz death camp in Poland.

Israel's President, Reuven Rivlin, opened the event warning that anti-Semitism and racism continue to be a "malignant disease".

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More than 40 world leaders attended the event (Picture: Reuters).

During his speech, Prince Charles paid tribute to his grandmother.

"I have long drawn inspiration from the selfless actions of my dear grandmother, Princess Alice of Greece, who in 1943, in Nazi-occupied Athens saved a Jewish family by taking them into her home and hiding them," he said.

It was the Prince of Wales' first official trip to Jerusalem.

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World leaders laid flower wreaths to commemorate those killed during the Holocaust (Picture: Reuters).

The ceremony was overshadowed by the decision of Poland’s President, Andrzej Duda not to attend, in protest at not being invited to speak.

His Russian counterpart, President Vladimir Putin was invited on stage. Poland's Andrzej Duda accuses of him distorting the history of the Holocaust and the war to attack Poland.

After the ceremony, wreaths were laid in memory of those killed and political leaders joined in prayers and a moment of silence to remember.

More than a million people, mostly Jews, were systematically murdered at Auschwitz by the Nazis.

Cover image: Prince Charles speaks in Jerusalem (Picture: Reuters).