Holocaust Remembrance Day

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Participants of the March of the Living  walk under the entrance gate to the former Nazi Death Camp Auschwitz Birkenau  with the infamous German inscription 'Arbeit Macht Frei', (Work Sets You Free)  in Oswiecim, Poland, Monday, April 8, 2013. Jews from Israel and around the world took part in the annual March of the Living on the 3km route from Auschwitz to Birkenau Nazi Death Camps, commemorating the Holocaust victims. (AP Photo/Alik Keplicz)

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Israel came to a standstill for two mournful minutes on April 8 as sirens pierced the air in an annual ritual to remember the 6 million Jews systematically murdered by German Nazis and their collaborators during the Holocaust in World War II.

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