Each year on Yom HaShoah (Holocaust Remembrance Day), the nation of Israel comes to a standstill to remember those lost during this dark chapter in the Jewish people's history. The Times of Israel shares this video of Tel Aviv during the sounding of today's Yom HaShoah siren:
Israelis across the country paused for two minutes Thursday morning in memory of the six million Jews who perished in Europe under Nazi rule as an air raid siren pierced the clear blue sky in an annual marking of Holocaust Remembrance Day.
The stark siren was to be followed by ceremonies at schools, memorials and elsewhere in honor of those who lost their lives as well as Shoah survivors.
The central event was set to take place immediately after the siren at the Yad Vashem memorial and museum in Jerusalem, where dignitaries will lay wreaths next to a monument commemorating the Warsaw Ghetto Uprising of 1943.