Yom HaShoah, also recognized as Holocaust Remembrance Day, occurs on the 27th of Nisan (a week after the seventh day of Passover and a week before Yom Hazikaron (Memorial Day for Israel’s fallen soldiers). This is a memorial day for all those who died in the Holocaust.
On this day in Israel, sirens go off to commemorate Holocaust remembrance. Every Israeli man, woman, and child will immediately stop what he or she is doing to pay silent tribute for two whole minutes. Those who are driving, pull over and sit silently in their cars—all traffic comes to a stop. Imagine the sight of entire highways at a standstill to remember the lives that were so brutally cut short by the greatest evil the world has ever known. Would you take two minutes today to remember the Holocaust as well?