The Crown Princess attends Holocaust Memorial Day

On Sunday 27 and Monday 28 January, The Crown Princess attended a memorial ceremony and a seminar in connection with Holocaust Memorial Day.

On Sunday 27 January, the Great Synagogue of Stockholm held a memorial ceremony to honour the victims of the Holocaust. The Crown Princess attended the ceremony, after which she accompanied Livia Fränkel, who survived the Nazi concentration camps, to a memorial monument outside the synagogue.

The memorial monument lists the names of 8,500 people murdered during the Holocaust whose surviving relatives came to Sweden.

The memorial monument lists the names of 8,500 people murdered during the Holocaust whose surviving relatives came to Sweden. Photo: Pelle T Nilsson/SPA

On Monday 28 January, The Crown Princess attended a seminar on the Holocaust at the Ministry for Foreign Affairs. The guest speaker was Deborah Lipstadt, Professor of Modern Jewish and Holocaust Studies at Emory University, USA. She is a Holocaust historian and the author of books about the Holocaust, including Denying the Holocaust.

The Crown Princess with Professor Deborah Lipstadt and Minister for Foreign Affairs Margot Wallström.

The Crown Princess with Professor Deborah Lipstadt and Minister for Foreign Affairs Margot Wallström. Photo: Pelle T Nilsson/SPA

Holocaust Memorial Day

  • On 27 January 1945, the Auschwitz-Birkenau concentration camp was liberated.
  • In 2005, the UN decided that 27 January should be an international memorial day for victims of the Holocaust.
  • In Sweden, 27 January has been a memorial day since 2001.
  • Find out more about Holocaust Memorial Day hereexternal link, opens in new window.