Israel commemorates Holocaust Remembrance Day

Holocaust Remembrance Day events began on Sunday night at 8 P.M. with the official ceremony at the Massuah Institute for Holocaust Studies in Kibbutz Tel Yitzhak. The ceremony marked the 70th anniversary of the Warsaw Ghetto uprising.

At the ceremony, Holocaust survivors lit six torches in memory of the six million victims. The torch-bearers were accompanied by their grandchildren and an Israel Defense Forces honor guard, according to Haaretz.

On Monday, Holocaust Remembrance Day, a siren sounded for two minutes at 10 A.M. when Israelis all over the country stood up in silence.

At the Knesset, President Shimon Peres took part in a ceremony commemorating the solemn day, which began at 11 A.M..

Later in the day, a wreath-laying ceremony was held at the Warsaw Ghetto Square at the Yad Vashem Holocaust memorial.

In Yad Vashem’s Hall of Remembrance, some of the names of those murdered in the Holocaust were recited as part of the “Unto Every Person There is a Name” project.

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