Israel stands in silence to remember the six million

Siren is sounded throughout the country on Holocaust Remembrance Day; ceremonies to be held at Yad Vashem with PM Netanyahu, President Peres and Supreme Court president; Knesset to hold ceremony.

By JPOST.COM STAFF
April 19, 2012 10:03
2 minute read.
Israelis stand still as the sirens wail

siren standing yom hazikaron 311. (photo credit: Ariel Jerozolimski)

 
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Commuters, workers, students and Israelis of all stripes took two minutes from their lives Thursday morning to stand in silence on Holocaust Remembrance Day. At 10 a.m. a two-minute siren was sounded throughout the country to remember the six million Jews murdered at the hands of the Nazis in the Holocaust.

Following the siren, various official state ceremonies and events were due to commence immediately.

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