Posted by Abravanel, the Blog στο 16/04/2007
Lilian and Arnold Buschel in Antwerp. Both Were Deported to Auschwitz in September 1943
Today in Israel the extermination of 6.000.000 jews is remembered throughout the country. The day, instituted in 1951, is similar to the Holocaust Memorial Day which is celebrated in Europe early on January.
At 10am the sirens sound for two minutes and all of the country stands still. People remain silent, cars pull over and this marks the beginning of the ceremony at Yad Vashem, the Holocaust Museum in Israel. There, survivors lay wraiths and light candles in the memory of those who didn’t make it, while all shops and cafes remain close and TV transmits documentaries. There isn’t much to say about this, I just didn’t want to let the day pass unmarked.
For more information you can visit the Yad Vashem’s page in english here -> http://www.yadvashem.org