One of the many ceremonies across Sweden today, here in Motala in southern Sweden. Photo: Jessica Gredin / Sveriges Radio Östergötland.
One of the many ceremonies across Sweden today, here in Motala in southern Sweden. Photo: Jessica Gredin / Sveriges Radio Östergötland.

Ceremonies mark Holocaust remembrance

"The people that have been quiet before are waking up now"
4:55 min

Today marks the seventieth anniversary of the liberation of the Auschwitz concentration camp in Poland and it is being marked by ceremonies all over Sweden.

It is estimated that around 1.3 million people were killed there by the Nazis during World War Two.

One of the ceremonies here in Stockholm is being organised by the Living History Forum, a public authority commissioned to work with issues related to tolerance, democracy and human rights, using the Holocaust and other crimes against humanity as its starting point.

Erika Aronowitsch is in charge of today's events in the Swedish capital, and she tells us the plans for today, but also the task given by the Swedish government to the Forum, and how she sees hope for the future.

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