Tonight, as the sun sets, Yom HaShoah, begins.
Here in Israel and around the world, the Jewish people face the memory and pain of the Holocaust and say, “Never again.”
A somber mood covers the land of Israel, and tomorrow morning a 10 AM, the nation will come to a complete standstill as citizens stand at attention when sirens blast for two minutes. Even those driving will pull to the side and exit their vehicles to stand in honor of those who perished.
This annual remembrance of their sacrifice called the Holocaust Martyrs’ and Heroes’ Remembrance Day, or Yom HaShoah, dedicated to those who suffered and resisted, is held under the auspices of Yad Vashem, the Holocaust Martyrs’ and Heroes’ Remembrance Authority.