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Princess Victoria attends International Holocaust Victims Remembrance Day in Poland 

Crown Princess Victoria of Sweden looks sombre as she lights a candle on International Holocaust Victims Remembrance Day in Poland

  • Ceremony marking the liberation of Auschwitz-Birkenau was held in Poland
  • Crown Princess Victoria donned a tailored black coat paired with a white shirt
  • Royal, 42, lit a candle as she paid her respects to the victims of the Holocaust   

Crown Princess Victoria of Sweden attended a ceremony marking the 75th anniversary of the liberation of Auschwitz-Birkenau today in Poland.

The mother-of-two, 42, was joined by powerful European figureheads including Swiss President Simonetta Sommaruga and President of Lithuania Gitanas Nauseda, at the former Auschwitz II-Birkenau camp.

Crown Princess Victoria cut a sleek silhouette in head-to-toe black, clashed with a chic white blouse as she paid her respects to the victims of the Holocaust.

Her European counterparts appeared equally solemn, as they stepped out in the dark shade to indicate a time of mourning.

Crown Princess Victoria of Sweden (pictured) attended a ceremony marking the 75th anniversary of the liberation of Auschwitz-Birkenau today in Poland

The Royal, 42, joined Swiss President Simonetta Sommaruga, Diana Nausediene, and her husband President of Lithuania Gitanas Nauseda (pictured left to right)

The Royal, 42, joined Swiss President Simonetta Sommaruga, Diana Nausediene, and her husband President of Lithuania Gitanas Nauseda (pictured left to right)

Crown Princess Victoria of Sweden opted for a toned down look, sweeping her hair into a tight bun along with subtle makeup.

She avoided drawing attention to herself by choosing minimal accessories.

The royal lit a candle at the Monument to the victims at the former Nazi German concentration and extermination camp.

The biggest German Nazi death camp, KL Auschwitz-Birkenau was liberated by the Soviet Red Army on 27 January 1945. The world commemorates its liberation by International Holocaust Remembrance Day annually on 27 January. 

Crown Princess Victoria appeared sombre as she lit a candle in respect to the millions of people who lost their lives in the Holocaust

Crown Princess Victoria appeared sombre as she lit a candle in respect to the millions of people who lost their lives in the Holocaust

KL Auschwitz-Birkenau which was the largest German Nazi death camp, was liberated by the Soviet Red Army on 27 January 1945

KL Auschwitz-Birkenau which was the largest German Nazi death camp, was liberated by the Soviet Red Army on 27 January 1945

An estimated 1.1 million of those deported to Auschwitz, are believed to have died at the camp, according to data from the Auschwitz-Birkenau Memorial and Museum. 

More than 200 survivors came from across the globe to the camp the Nazis built in Oswiecim in then-occupied Poland today.

They shared their testimonies as a stark warning amid a recent surge of anti-semitic attacks on both sides of the Atlantic.

Crown Princess Victoria who is next in line to the Swedish throne which is currently reigned by her father King Carl XVI Gustaf, was visibly emotional at the heart-wrenching ceremony.

Over 200 survivors of the tragedy attended the ceremony to share their testimonies and give a warning amid the surge in anti-semitic attacks

Over 200 survivors of the tragedy attended the ceremony to share their testimonies and give a warning amid the surge in anti-semitic attacks

Crown Princess Victoria indicated her sense of mourning by opting for head-to-toe black, clashed with a white blouse

Crown Princess Victoria indicated her sense of mourning by opting for head-to-toe black, clashed with a white blouse

Survivor Bat-Sheva Dagan (pictured second from left) was supported by heads of state as she joined others whose lives were impacted by the Holocaust

Survivor Bat-Sheva Dagan (pictured second from left) was supported by heads of state as she joined others whose lives were impacted by the Holocaust

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