Holocaust Remembrance Day

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Young people hug each other during the March of the Living 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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