King Charles and Camilla lit candles at Buckingham Palace on Friday morning in a memorial to victims of the Holocaust, the UK Jewish News reported.

After lighting two candles to commemorate Holocaust Memorial Day, they met with Martin Stern, who survived the Westerbork transit camp and Theresienstadt ghetto after being deported from the Netherlands at five-years-old.

“I hope this will be one way of trying to remember all those poor people who had to suffer such horrors for so many years - and still do,” Charles said.

“That is immensely important. The perpetrators would like that we would just forget about it, move on to other things so they get on quietly with doing more of their horrific crimes,” Stern said.

Charles and Camilla also met with officials from the Holocaust Memorial Day Trust.

The organization’s chair, Laura Marks, applauded the king’s interest in learning bout the Holocaust and his work as the patron of the Holocaust Memorial Day Trust for many years.

“We were talking to him about how important that is for us as a charity because it adds so much credibility and so much weight when a charity has as a patron like that,” Marks said, according to the news outlet.

“The King is so powerful, so important in being able to bring attention, focus attention on the dangers of hate speech, hatred today and he was just magnificent on that one.”

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