Wednesday, May 27, 2015

Holocaust Remembrance Day: Powerful Memorials Around the World

April 28 is Holocaust Remembrance Day, when people around the world commemorate the millions of people who died at the hands of the Nazis. In Israel, people all around the country stood in silence as a siren sounded for two minutes during a ceremony at the Yad Vashem Holocaust Memorial at Warsaw Ghetto Square.

This morning, President Obama released a statement in honor of the somber day of remembrance:

“On this Yom HaShoah, I join people of all faiths in the United Sates, in the State of Israel, and around the world in remembering the six million Jews – innocent men, women and children – who were senselessly murdered during the Holocaust, as well as all the victims of Nazi brutality and violence.”

Check out the photos to see some of the most powerful Holocaust memorials around the world.

 

 

Lindsay Lowe
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