A day to remember to the victims of the Holocaust: we will never forget.
Each year, in Israel and around the world, a tribute was paid on Yom HaShoah to the 6 million Jews who died during the Second World War, victims of the Nazis and their collaborators.
On this occasion, the sirens sound in the country, urging Israelis to gather in silence for a minute. Suddenly everything stops even one descends car, one gathers in silence for a minute, and we think of the victim.
Yom HaShoah starts Monday and ends Tuesday at nightfall.
Monday, April, 20 everything will be close at 6pm (supermarket, Am/Pm…)
At 10:00 am on Tuesday, April 21, a siren will sound throughout the country. If you are driving, keep in mind that traffic will also come to a stop, and drivers and passengers will stand at attention next to their vehicles until the siren finishes.
Don’t forget to light a candle that will burn for 24 hours at the memory of the 6 million victims of the Holocaust.
Light a candle for a Holocaust victim
On the website acandleforeveryname, you can print a label on your candle to commemorate a person who died in the Holocaust.
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As every year (even if this year is a bit special), in Jerusalem, the official opening ceremony takes place in the evening, Monday April 20, in the Warsaw Ghetto Square, in Yad Vashem in the presence of the President of the State of Israel and the Prime Minister.
Six torches, representing the six million murdered Jews, will be lit.
As every year, the personal stories of the Holocaust survivors chosen to light the torches will be transcribed via six short films screened during the ceremony, which this year will be filmed in advance, without audience, and broadcast Yom Hashoah’s evening on television, radio and via Yad Vashem websites.