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The Crown Princess Couple attend a memorial ceremony for the victims of the Holocaust

The Crown Princess and Prince Daniel at the memorial ceremony in Raoul Wallenbergs Torg, Stockholm. Photo: Claudio Bresciani/TT

The Crown Princess at the Holocaust Remembrance Day ceremony. Photo: Claudio Bresciani/TT

Måndagen den 27 januari närvarade Kronprinsessparet vid en minnesceremoni för Förintelsens offer på Raoul Wallenbergs torg i Stockholm.

27 January – the date on which Auschwitz concentration camp was liberated in 1945 – is International Holocaust Remembrance Day. This day has been observed around Sweden since 1999. The UN declared the date as an international day of remembrance in 2005.

Eskil Franck, Director of the Living History Forum, began the ceremony in Raoul Wallenbergs Torg by welcoming all those present. Minister for Democracy Birgitta Ohlsson and Romani Rose, Head of Documentation and Cultural Centre of German Sinti and Roma in Germany, then spoke.

The Amé Sam Rom choir performed the Romani anthem, "Gelem Gelem".

One of the organisations commemorating the day was the Living History Forum. The theme for their work in connection with Holocaust Remembrance Day 2014 was Roma people during the Holocaust. 2014 marks 70 years since Gypsy Night in Auschwitz.

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