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Israelis remember Holocaust dead

Thursday, April 16, 2015 - 00:48

People in Israel and Jerusalem commemorate the six million Jews killed by the Nazis during World War Two. Rough cut (no reporter narration).

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ROUGH CUT - NO REPORTER NARRATION People in Israel and Jerusalem paused to the sound of a lamenting single-tone siren on Thursday (April 16), Holocaust Memorial Day, to commemorate the six million Jews killed by the Nazis during the World War Two. Israelis in Tel Aviv's coffee shops and Jerusalem's train stations came to a standstill when a two-minute siren wailed through the streets at 10am local (0700GMT). Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and President Reuven Rivlin attended Israel's official state ceremony at Yad Vashem Holocaust museum in Jerusalem. Hundreds attended the ceremony in the museum's Remembrance Hall. Netanyahu and Rivlin laid wreaths in front of what is known as the Hall's eternal flame, located on a platform engraved with names of Nazi death camps. More wreaths were laid by various officials and guests. Throughout the day, television stations devoted their broadcasts to documentaries and interviews with survivors and radio stations played sombre music. According to an annual study published in Israel on Wednesday (April 15), anti-Semitic attacks surged worldwide in 2014, with the highest number of incidents occurring in France.

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Israelis remember Holocaust dead

Thursday, April 16, 2015 - 00:48