Zigi Shipper Obituary, Holocaust survivor Zigi Shipper dies on his 93rd birthday

Zigi Shipper Obituary, Death – Zigi Shipper was a survivor of the Auschwitz concentration camp. He passed away on his 93rd birthday, and the Prince and Princess of Wales have paid tribute to him. This afternoon, Kate, 41, and Prince William, 40, posted the following message on their official Twitter account: “In 2017, we had the honor to meet Holocaust survivor, Zigi Shipper on our visit to Stutthof.” The post was shared by the royal couple.

“It was with great regret that we learned of his passing earlier today.” He will be sorely missed by everyone. We are keeping his friends and family in our thoughts and prayers at this time. W&C.’

Zigi and his grandmother, who had raised him after his parents divorced and moved in with her, were taken to a train station in 1944 and then transported to the Auschwitz concentration camp. Later on in his life, when he was a teenager, he was also detained at the Stutthof concentration camp.

In 2017, Zigi accompanied the Prince and Princess of Wales on a royal visit to Stutthof, which is located near Gdansk in Poland. It was at Stutthof that Zigi had met his lifelong friend and fellow prisoner Manfred Goldberg, and where he had also taken part in a lockdown conversation while the facility was in lockdown.

Zigi stated that the Princess of Wales had treated him “like a friend” when he was speaking about the friendship that he and his companion had with her. This afternoon in the House of Commons, Prime Minister Rishi Sunak paid tribute to “a man with wonderful, wonderful energy and humanity” in the same way that he did earlier today. Zigi was the subject of a portrait that King Charles of England commissioned in 2022 to hang in Buckingham Palace.

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