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Israel: Two minutes of silence in memory of the 6,000,000 Jewish victims of the Holocaust

At the sound of sirens, life stopped for two minutes in Israel today, the day of the Holocaust, in memory of the 6,000,000 Jewish victims of Nazism during World War II.

When the hands of the clock showed 10.00, the Israelis remained motionless on the streets, on the balconies, outside the shops and offices. They got out of cars and buses. Pupils and students in all educational institutions observed a two-minute silence.

Radios and televisions have been broadcasting testimonies, documentaries and films dedicated to the Holocaust since yesterday.

During a ceremony yesterday at Yad Vashem, the Holocaust memorial in Jerusalem, Prime Minister Naftali Bennett said that “no event, no matter how cold, compares to the Holocaust.”

“The Holocaust is the ultimate and absolute expression of anti-Semitism for thousands of years,” he said.

Holocaust survivors lit six torches during the ceremony in memory of the six million Jews killed by the Nazis.

According to official figures, 161,400 Holocaust survivors are currently living in Israel.


Source: Capital

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