Wednesday 27 January was International Holocaust Memorial Day. The King and Queen took part in a digital memorial ceremony at the Great Synagogue of Stockholm.
This year's ceremony in memory of the victims of the Holocaust was broadcast digitally from the Great Synagogue of Stockholm.
The digital ceremony began with The King and Queen laying stones at the memorial next to the synagogue. According to Jewish tradition, stones are laid in tribute because – in contrast to flowers – they are eternal. The stones laid by The King and Queen came from Solliden on Öland.
The memorial to the victims of the Holocaust was dedicated by The King in 1998. Find out more about the memorial at the website of the Jewish Community in Stockholm.
Watch the memorial ceremony here.
27 January – the date on which the Auschwitz-Birkenau Concentration Camp was liberated in 1945 – is International Holocaust Memorial Day. The UN declared the date as an international day of remembrance in 2005. It has been a memorial day in Sweden since 2001.