-- Israel stood silent for two minutes on Thursday to mark Holocaust Memorial Day.
Communities were still as sirens blared across the country in remembrance of those who suffered in the Holocaust.
Israeli leaders attended ceremonies at parliament and Jerusalem's Yad Vashem Holocaust memorial, among other venues.
An estimated 12 million people, including 1.5 million children, died across Nazi Germany over a 12-year period from 1933–1945. Six million Jews alone perished in Nazi death camps during World War II.