Thursday, April 12, 2018

Israel comes to a standstill to remember six million Holocaust victims

Israelis came to a halt to observe two minutes of solemn silence as a siren blared, marking the annual remembrance of the six million Jews murdered in the Holocaust.

Drivers exited their vehicles and students at schools stood in ceremonies beginning with the siren at 10am on Wednesday, while outside shops and offices, Israelis stood still, many with heads bowed.

Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu attended a wreath-laying ceremony at Jerusalem's Yad Vashem Holocaust memorial that night, alongside dignitaries, survivors and delegations from throughout Israel.

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