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.
Holocaust Memorial of Miami Beach
Holocaust Memorial in Berlin
A boy hops from one to another of the 2,711 stellae at the Memorial to the Murdered Jews of Europe, also called the Holocaust Memorial, on Oct. 28, 2013 in Berlin, Germany. The monument, located in the city center, was designed by American architect Peter Eisenman and commemorates the 6 million Jews murdered by the Nazis.
Hall of Names at the Yad Vahsem Holcaust Museum
Israelis visit the Hall of Names at the Yad Vashem Holocaust museum, which commemorates the six million Jews killed by the Nazis during World War II on Jan. 27, 2014 in Jerusalem, Israel.
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Raoul Wallenberg Memorial Park
This memorial in Budapest, Hungary, commemorates the 5,000 Holocaust victims buried nearby.
Holocaust Memorial Museum in Washington, D.C.
U.S. President Barack Obama and Elie Wiesel, Holocaust survivor and Founding Chairman of the United States Holocaust Memorial Council, are reflected in a wall in the Hall of Remembrance at the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum on April 23, 2012 in Washington, D.C.
Hiroshima Peace Memorial Park, Japan
Paper lanterns float on the Motoyasu River in front of the Hiroshima Peace Memorial, commonly called the Atomic Bomb Dome, at the Hiroshima Peace Memorial Park on Aug. 6, 2012 in Hiroshima, Japan.
Anthony Majanlahti/ Flickr Creative Commons
Ardeatine Cave Memorial, Rome
This memorial commemorates the victims of a German massacre nearby.
Shoah Memorial, Paris
An unidentified man reads the names of deported jews at the Shoah Memorial in central Paris, on April 27, 2014. Yom HaShoah is a day dedicated to the commemoration of the Jewish victims of the holocaust of World War II and marks the day Jews in the Polish Warsaw ghetto revolted against Nazi German troops.
Hungary Holocaust Memorial
A woman lights a candle to commemorate victims among cast iron shoes, a memorial of Holocaust victims on the bank of River Danube, in Budapest, Hungary on Tues., April 16, 2013.
Sachenhausen Concentration Camp Memorial, Germany
Workers clear snow prior to a memorial service next to a statue honoring victims at the Sachsenhausen concentration camp memorial on Holocaust Memorial Day on Jan. 27, 2014 in Oranienburg, Germany. Sachsenhausen operated from 1933 until 1945 as a concentration camp run by the Nazis where political opponents, Jews and Soviet prisoners of war were imprisoned and many of them murdered.
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