Silent moment

Israelis stop their vehicles and stand in silence beside them on the highway as sirens sound for two minutes across the country in memory of <a class="taxInlineTagLink" id="EVHST000013" title="The Holocaust (1934-1945)" href="/topic/unrest-conflicts-war/massacres/genocide/the-holocaust-%281934-1945%29-EVHST000013.topic">the Holocaust</a> victims near Rishpon, <a class="taxInlineTagLink" id="PLGEO0000010" title="Israel" href="/topic/international/israel-PLGEO0000010.topic">Israel</a>. Israel began marking <a class="taxInlineTagLink" id="EVHST0000157" title="Holocaust Remembrance Day" href="/topic/unrest-conflicts-war/massacres/genocide/holocaust-remembrance-day-EVHST0000157.topic">Holocaust Remembrance Day</a> at sundown yesterday with a ceremony at the national memorial for the six million Jews killed by the <a class="taxInlineTagLink" id="ORCIG00000044" title="Nazi Party" href="/topic/politics/parties-movements/nazi-party-ORCIG00000044.topic">Nazis</a> during <a class="taxInlineTagLink" id="EVHST00000110" title="World War II (1939-1945)" href="/topic/unrest-conflicts-war/wars-interventions/world-war-ii-%281939-1945%29-EVHST00000110.topic">World War II</a>.

( Getty Images / May 2, 2011 )

Israelis stop their vehicles and stand in silence beside them on the highway as sirens sound for two minutes across the country in memory of the Holocaust victims near Rishpon, Israel. Israel began marking Holocaust Remembrance Day at sundown yesterday with a ceremony at the national memorial for the six million Jews killed by the Nazis during World War II.

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