Prince Charles has warned the lessons of the Second World War are in “increasing danger” of being forgotten.
The Prince, who recently issued a veiled warning over the election of Donald Trump, said it was his grandmother’s sheltering of a Jewish family which inspired his work with a range of faiths.
“The work of World Jewish Relief enables us to rally together to do what we can to support people practically, emotionally and spiritually,” the royal, who was appointed patron of the charity in 2015, told a crowd of hundreds.
“Particularly at a time when the horrific lessons of the last war seem to be in increasing danger of being forgotten”.
The royal suggested Helfgott’s experience of persecution served as a reminder for not overlooking history, saying: “To meet Ben, and others who, like him, have endured indescribable persecution, is to be reminded of the danger of forgetting the lessons of the past.”
The Prince applauded the work the charity, which was established to support those fleeing Nazi Germany, did with impoverished Jews in Ukraine as well as those escaping the atrocities of Syria and Rwanda.