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Israel pauses to remember Holocaust victims

Jerusalem, Apr 28 (EFE).- Israel on Thursday came to a standstill to mark Holocaust Remembrance Day.

As sirens rang out for two minutes across the country, drivers stopped their vehicles and pedestrians paused to commemorate the six million Jews murdered by the Nazis during World War II.

An opening remembrance day ceremony was held on Wednesday evening at the Yad Vashem Holocaust memorial in Jerusalem, where Holocaust survivors lit six torches.

Other events are expected to take place later on Thursday at schools, military bases and public offices.

Earlier in the day, a candle-lighting ceremony attended by German parliament president Bärbel Bas was held at the Knesset as members read the names of Holocaust victims.

“I bow my head in humility and shame in front of the victims of the Holocaust. We must not forget and we will not forget,” Bas said.EFE


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