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Old 01-27-2015, 11:25 AM
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Some more light on the situation:
BBC News - Poland-Russia row sours Auschwitz commemoration

It seems that the countries most affected by the holocaust did send the highest representation, except Hungary - which is sadly not surprising.
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All the officials, including the Royals, are just now beginning to laying down candles, one after one. Live coverage BBC News - Auschwitz 70th anniversary: Survivors warn of new crimes
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Old 01-27-2015, 11:30 AM
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Pretty bad that the House of Windsor was not represented given that Prince Edward went 10 years ago for the 60th Anniversary, but enough said on that topic.

Lovely to see so many people there, Royal or not, and it's an emotive subject that deserves this recognition.
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Old 01-27-2015, 11:35 AM
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A touched Crown Prince Frederik
Rørt kronprins Frederik til mindehøjtidelighed i Polen | Billed Bladet

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Old 01-27-2015, 11:54 AM
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British Royals @britishroyals · 8m 8 minutes ago
Video: Prince Charles: "The Holocaust is not just a Jewish tragedy, but a warning to all of us"
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Old 01-27-2015, 12:15 PM
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A touched Prince x , Prince y says......
Nothing to me with what I heard and saw about this terrible Tragedy :
1.800.000 people lost their lives , only thousand
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Old 01-27-2015, 12:26 PM
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Haakon and Frederik
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Old 01-27-2015, 01:00 PM
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the candle ceremony

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Who did represent Spain?
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Old 01-27-2015, 01:33 PM
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For me, this anniversary isn't about a line up of a who's who from where that attended but the fact that, all over the globe, humanity is taking time to pause and remembering a period of darkness where man's inhumanity to man was expressed in some of the most heinous ways that can be imagined. I am hoping those that did attend walk away deeply touched and with a firm resolve to strive to never ever allow something like this to happen again.

It would be interesting to be able to read what those impressions were. My mother visited the site many years ago and remarked that there was quite an eerie complete stillness surrounding Auschwitz. Today I think I am going to try and find my copy of Viktor Frankl's "Man's Search for Meaning". Written by an Auschwitz survivor, it gives an intimate insight into what went on there.
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A BT gallery: Se billederne: Kronprins Frederik mindes Auschwitz med kendte, kongelige og overlevere | www.bt.dk
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I believe that those were for Polish christians who were in the camp.
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Old 01-27-2015, 01:41 PM
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Anne Frank Trust @AnneFrankTrust · 5h 5 hours ago
"What is done cannot be undone, but one can prevent it happening again" - Anne, 7th May 1944
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Auschwitz 70 years commemoration Robin Utrecht

Crown princess Victoria and the Speaker of the swedish parliament Urban Ahlin at the candle ceremony
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Máxima, Victoria & Co. Dieser Termin nimmt sie alle mit BUNTE.de
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Who did represent Spain?
The President of Parliament. He is the third Spanish authority after the King and Prime Minister. He is representing the State in some events abroad which were previously usually attended by the Prince of Asturias.

King Felipe attended an Holocaust memorial event in Madrid

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From Royalista: Guillaume and Stephanie remember the Holocaust | Royalista

Guillaume and Stephanie.

Thanks, Marengo.
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https://ru-royalty.livejournal.com/2744982.html

The above link contains photos of royals attending the 70th Anniversary of the Liberation of Auschwitz.
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It is a shame no one from the House of Windsor saw fit to go.
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