Commemoration on Yom Hashoah
Every year on the 27th Nissan (Jewish calendar) Israel commemorates the six million victims of the Shoah. The Jewish communities in other parts of the world also remember the murdered on this day. In Israel this day is a public anniversary and holiday, initiated by ceremonies in Yad Vashem. At ten o'clock in the morning the sirens will sound in the whole country for two minutes.
Every one no matter where stands still at this moment. The whole country pauses and is united in commemoration. In Poland, Jewish teenagers from all over the world remember the victims with a “March of the Living” from Auschwitz to Birkenau.
The number of the Shoah survivors declines. In Israel, 198,000 survivors are still alive and in Germany only several thousands. „This day reminds us to what the outbreaks of racism and misanthropy have led and can lead – it obliges us the stand against any form of exclusion”, writes Central Council of Jews in Germany in his statement for Yom Hashoah.