Tuesday, April 21, 2009

Yom HaShoah/Holocaust Rememberance Day 2009

Today, the Jewish community around the world remembers the 6,000,000 of its brothers, sisters, uncles, aunts, cousins, nephews, and friends who perished in the horrors of the Holocaust. Holocaust Remembrance Day (or Yom HaShoah in Hebrew) was established by the State of Israel and is commemorated with two major events. One is a formal ceremony at Yad Vashem, the other is at 10AM Israel time when a siren is sounded and the whole country stops for a moment to remember those who perished in the Holocaust.

In 2003, a special ceremony was done at Auschwitz culminating in a flyover by the Israeli Air Force (IAF)

"We will not let the Holocaust deniers perpetrate another holocaust on the Jewish people."

- Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu

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