Israel to commemorate Holocaust Remembrance Day

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Entrance to Auschwitz (Photo: Wikimedia Commons)

Israelis and some Jewish communities around the globe will commemorate Israel’s national Holocaust Remembrance Day, “Yom HaShoah”, in memory of the over 6 millions Jews killed during the Holocaust, beginning on Wednesday evening and continuing through all of Thursday.

As with each year, the national Holocaust Memorial ceremony will be held at Yad VaShem, Israel’s Holocaust Museum in Jerusalem. Israeli officials and Holocaust survivors will participate in the ceremony.

Thousands of Jewish youth groups and Jewish communities have travelled to Poland on the “March of the Living” over the past week, visiting the concentration camps through out the country. Several world leaders will participate in a ceremony held in Auschwitz tomorrow, the IDF sending a delegation each year to Auschwitz.

Sirens will designate two minutes of silence on Thursday morning. All of the Nation of Israel stops and stands in remembrance of the genocide of the Jewish people. Ceremonies and educational programs will be held through out the day in remembrance of the Holocaust.

This article originally appeared on Behold Israel, April 11, 2018, and reposted with permission.