Holocaust Remembrance Day

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CBNNews.com - JERUSALEM, Israel - Holocaust Remembrance Day (Yom HaShoah in Hebrew) begins Wednesday evening in Israel, with the annual state ceremony at Jerusalem's Yad VaShem Memorial Museum.

The ceremony, which begins at 8:00 p.m., will be broadcast on radio and television.

Every year, six Holocaust survivors light a torch, each one representing one million of the six million Jews who perished at the hands of Nazi Germany.

On Thursday morning, when a two-minute siren sounds throughout the country, cars will stop and together, Israelis will stand silently remembering. Afterward, Israeli officials will join survivors and their families at a wreath-laying ceremony at the Warsaw Ghetto Uprising Memorial at Yad VaShem.

Some 250,000 Holocaust survivors live in Israel.

In a ceremony entitled "Unto Every Person There Is a Name," the names of victims are read aloud at Yad VaShem's Hall of Remembrance and at the Knesset.

In Poland, Israel Defense Forces (IDF) Chief of General Staff Gabi Ashkenazi will lead 10,000 participants in the March of the Living at Auschwitz-Birkenau Thursday.

Source: The Jerusalem Post

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