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28.4.2019. 12:21
Yom Hashoa
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Yom Hashoa

Holocaust Martyrs' and Heroes' Remembrance Day (Yom Hashoah in Hebrew) is a national day of commemoration in Israel, on which the six million Jews murdered in the Holocaust are memorialized.... 

The memorial ceremony at Yad Vashem in which six torches, representing the six million murdered Jews, are lit. 

The following morning, the ceremony at Yad Vashem begins with the sounding of a siren for two minutes throughout the entire country. For the duration of the sounding, work is halted, people walking in the streets stop, cars pull off to the side of the road and everybody stands at silent attention in reverence to the victims of the Holocaust. 

Afterward, the focus of the ceremony at Yad Vashem is the laying of wreaths at the foot of the six torches, by dignitaries and the representatives of survivor groups and institutions. 

Holocaust Martyrs' and Heroes' Remembrance Day 2019 will be on Thursday, 2 May. The State opening ceremony will be held at Yad Vashem on Wednesday, 1 May at 20:00.