Israel halts for Holocaust Remembrance Day

On Holocaust Remembrance Day a siren is sound across the country to honor and remember the 6 million Jews who perished during the Holocaust, to remember and to never forget.

President Rivlin laid a wreath at the Yom HaShoah (Holocaust Heroes’ and Martyrs’ Remembrance Day) ceremony at the Hall of Remembrance at Yad Vashem (photo credit: KOBI GIDEON/GPO)
President Rivlin laid a wreath at the Yom HaShoah (Holocaust Heroes’ and Martyrs’ Remembrance Day) ceremony at the Hall of Remembrance at Yad Vashem
(photo credit: KOBI GIDEON/GPO)
Every year on Holocaust Remembrance Day Israel stands still for two minutes at exactly 10:00 am.
On Holocaust Remembrance Day a siren is sound all across the country to honor and remember the 6 million Jews who perished during the Holocaust, to remember and to never forget.
The siren, or Tzfirah as it is called in Israel, was passed into law in 1959 to be sound on the morning of the Holocaust Remembrance Day every year, which is usually followed by ceremonies across the nation.
One of the most prominent of ceremonies is the Holocaust Heroes’ and Martyrs’ Remembrance Day ceremony at the Hall of Remembrance at Yad Vashem, attended this year by Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and President Reuven Rivlin.