Watch: Israel comes to a standstill to mark Holocaust Remembrance Day

As siren blares, cars stop and the country observes a moment of silence for two minutes to remember the 6 million Jews who perished in the Holocaust.

Holocaust siren (photo credit: REUTERS)
Holocaust siren
(photo credit: REUTERS)
Video: Camilla Schick
 


Israel came to a standstill on Monday morning at 10 a.m. as the national memorial siren sounded, stopping traffic on the country’s roads and allowing drivers and pedestrians alike to reflect on the horrors of the Holocaust.
Video: Anya Bonan
 

Following the siren, the Knesset will hold its 25th annual “Every Man Has a Name” ceremony Monday, together with photo exhibits and documentary screenings in honor of Holocaust Remembrance Day.
Video: Lev Selmon
 

During the ceremony, named after the poem by Zelda, President Shimon Peres, Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu, Knesset Speaker Yuli Edelstein and others will read names of those who perished in the Holocaust.
Video: Lahav Harkov
 
Lahav Harkov and Sam Sokol contributed to this report.