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April 19, 2012 8:25 am

Israel Remembers Holocaust Victims on Somber Day Across the Country

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Holocaust survivor Fred Taucher stands during the National Anthem at a Holocaust Remembrance Day program in 2007. Photo: wiki commons.

Ynet – A two-minute siren sounded across the country at 10 am Thursday in memory of the six million Jews who perished in the Holocaust.

The siren kicked off memorial services nationwide, including a wreath-laying ceremony at Jerusalem’s Yad Vashem Museum. Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, President Shimon Peres and IDF Chief of Staff Lieutenant General Benny Gantz were among the officials to lay wreaths in memory of the Nazis’ victims.

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