Press release from Prime Minister's Office

Prime Minister to participate in memorial ceremony in Jerusalem to honour the victims of the Holocaust


On 22–23 January, Prime Minister Stefan Löfven will visit Jerusalem to participate in the World Holocaust Forum to honour the victims of the Holocaust and commemorate the 75th anniversary of the liberation of Auschwitz-Birkenau. The memorial ceremony will take place on 23 January at Yad Vashem, Israel’s Holocaust remembrance centre.

During his visit to Jerusalem, the Prime Minister will also meet representatives from Jewish civil society. Discussions will centre on remembrance of the Holocaust and the work against antisemitism – issues that will be the focus of the forum to be hosted by the Prime Minister in Malmö in October 2020.

Please note that the World Holocaust Forum will not be open to the media, but the event may be followed from the press centre. Yad Vashem will hold a tour for journalists ahead of the event. Special media accreditation is required. Registration must be completed by 15 January. 

More on the Yad Vashem website

For more information about the programme, please contact Press Secretary Maria Soläng.


Press contact

Maria Soläng
Press Secretary to the Prime Minister Stefan Löfven
Phone (switchboard) +46 8 405 10 00
Mobile +46 72 206 19 47
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