Holocaust and Heroism Remembrance Day in Israel

When Yom HaShoah begins, the sound of the siren stops all traffic, and people throughout the State of Israel observe two minutes of silent respect—everything and everyone coming to a halt. This signifies the beginning of Yom HaShoah, a twenty-four-hour period ending this evening in respectful remembrance of the six million Jews tragically killed in the Holocaust and the heroism of those who resisted.

Most public venues in Israel—theaters, restaurants, pubs—are closed today, while radio and TV programs reflect on the history surrounding of the Jewish Holocaust. In 1984, Elie Wiesel and Rabbi Albert Friedlander released a work called the Six Days of Destruction, offering six reflections on the tragedy of the Holocaust alongside passages from Genesis of the description of the six days of creation.

Share

More Book Minute Features

August 12, 2019

Wycliffe Translators Origins

In 1917, a missionary named William Cameron Townsend went to Guatemala to sell Spanish Bibles. He was shocked when many people couldn’t understand the...
August 05, 2019

Five Presidential Birthdays

Five former US presidents have birthdays in August, with the oldest being Benjamin Harrison, followed by Herbert Hoover, Lyndon Johnson, Bill Clinton...
July 29, 2019

Salvation Army

The Salvation Army, “doing the most good” through millions of volunteers in more than 100 countries worldwide by serving hot meals to those in need, p...