Israel came to a standstill today as it remembered the six million Jews who died at the hands of the Nazis during the Holocaust.
24 hours of commemorations began on Sunday with a state ceremony in Jerusalem and continued through until Monday evening.
Looming over events is the country’s fear that the world will wake up too late to deal with the issue of Iran’s nuclear programme.
Israeli President Shimon Peres said the UN must not ignore the anti-Israel statements made voiced by Tehran.
Meanwhile, in Poland, 10 000 people from around the world walked in homage between the red-brick compound at Auschwitz and the death camp’s wooden prison huts at Birkenau three kilometres away.