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Israel marks Holocaust Remembrance Day

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By Euronews  with AP, Polish television
Israel marks Holocaust Remembrance Day

<p>Israel came to a two minute standstill on Thursday to mark Holocaust Remembrance Day. </p> <p>To the sound of a siren people stood in solemn silence in honour of the six million Jewish victims of the Nazis during the Second World War.</p> <p>Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and President Reuven Rivlin attended the official state ceremony at the the <a href="http://www.yadvashem.org/index1.asp?utm_expid=41137025-2.B9WXk2yOTY2s-QT8m3Q16g.1&utm_referrer=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.yadvashem.org%2F">Yad Vashem Holocaust Museum</a> in Jerusalem. </p> <p>They both laid wreaths before the eternal flame in the museum’s Remembrance Hall.</p> <p>In Poland the annual <a href="http://motl.org/">March of the Living</a> set off from the former concentration camp of Auschwitz. The three kilometre route leads to the crematoria at Birkenau.</p> <p>The march has taken place every year since 1988 and attracts Jews from all over the world.</p>