Israel Brief April 19, 2012: Israelis Take Two Minutes to Reflect on Holocaust Memorial Day

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Israelis Take Two Minutes to Reflect on Holocaust Memorial Day

Millions of Israelis – with some exceptions – took two minutes on Thursday to reflect on the Holocaust and its relevance to their lives

Millions of Israelis took two minutes on Thursday to reflect on the Holocaust and its relevance to their lives, as the nation stood at attention as sirens sounded in commemoration of Holocaust Memorial Day. In a uniquely Israeli custom, Israelis from all backgrounds experienced a moment of transcendent unity as they stood in reflection in offices and schools, on the roads, and in their homes. Individuals reflected in their own ways, with some considering their family histories and the fact that their families survived one of the darkest eras of Jewish history, while others said silent prayers for the souls of the murdered….READ MORE

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