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Israel commemorates Holocaust Remembrance Day

IANS  |  Jerusalem 

A two-minute siren sounded in on Thursday for Holocaust Remembrance Day, which commemorates the roughly six million Jews murdered by the Nazi regime during World War II.

At 10 a.m., Israeli pedestrians, cars and buses stood still for two minutes honouring and praying for victims, news reported.

"Whenever this day comes and the sirens wail, I get goosebumps," Yaakov Hazon said minutes after the sirens stopped and the streets were back to normal.

"In these minutes, I can only think of this massive genocide and of those who did not get to know Israel," he added.

is marked in with solemnity, decades after the liberation of Nazi extermination camps built by during World War II to terminate millions of Jews and others who were considered by the Nazis as sub-humans.

On the eve of the Remembrance Day, shops and restaurants closed down while television and radio stations broadcast programmes about

The day coincided with the Warsaw Ghetto uprising where the Jews failed to resist Nazism in German-occupied during World War II and prevent the transfer of the remaining Ghetto population to Treblinka extermination camps.

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First Published: Thu, April 12 2018. 16:42 IST
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