16/04/2007 – 15:21:01 Sirens sounded across Israel this morning, bringing life to a standstill as millions of Israelis observed a moment of silence to honour the memory of the victims of the Holocaust. Pictured: Nazi concentration camp Auschwitz.

Sirens sounded across Israel this morning, bringing life to a standstill as millions of Israelis observed a moment of silence to honour the memory of the victims of the Holocaust.

The two-minute siren at 10am (8am Irish time) is an annual tradition marking Israel’s Holocaust remembrance day, which began yesterday evening and ends at sundown today.

Pedestrians stopped in their tracks, buses stopped on busy streets, and cars on major highways pulled over as the country paused to pay respect to the six million Jews killed by the Nazis.

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