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Israel commemorates 6 million Jews killed during WWII


04-28-2014 17:39 BJT

Israelis have began a 24-hour commemoration that began on Sunday night to mark Israel’s Holocaust Remembrance Day. Many stood in silence as sirens pierced the air to remember the 6 million Jews who died in the Nazi Holocaust during World War II.

The Jewish state came to a virtual stop as many pedestrians stopped walking and stood still in contemplation. Melancholic music and interviews with Holocaust survivors are filling the airwaves while TV stations show documentaries about the genocide.

Names of those killed are read out at parliament later in the day.
The Day is set on the 27th day of the seventh month in the Israeli calendar, to mark the anniversary of the 1943 Warsaw Ghetto uprising.

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