A woman who fled Nazis said she was surprised the Prince of Wales compared Russian leader Vladimir Putin to Adolf Hitler, the Daily Mail reports.
Jewish museum volunteer Marienne Ferguson told the Prince she fled to Canada with her family shortly before the Nazis annexed the Baltic coastal Free City of Gdansk in 1939.
After meeting Charles, 78-year-old Mrs Ferguson said:
The Prince said, 'And now Putin is doing just about the same as Hitler'.
I must say that I agree with him and am sure a lot of people do.
But I was very surprised that he made the comment as I know they (members of the Royal Family) aren't meant to say these things.
I told the Prince that while my family and I were lucky to get a permit to travel, many members of my relatives had permits but were unable to get out before the war broke out on September 1. They were sent to the concentration camps and died.