Following a two-minute siren sounded throughout the country to mark Israel's Holocaust Remembrance Day, an official state wreath-laying ceremony began at the Yad Vashem Holocaust Museum in Jerusalem Thursday morning.
An hour later at 11 a.m. in the Knesset, a ceremony entitled "every person has a name" was set to begin, led by President Shimon Peres and Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyhau, in which the names of Holocaust victims will be read out.
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