A wail of sirens brought Israel to a standstill on Tuesday morning for a two-minute silence to remember the victims of the Holocaust.

At a ceremony, Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said Holocaust deniers would never be allowed to carry out another Holocaust of the Jewish people.

Six million Jews were murdered in the Nazi Holocaust during WWII.

Remembrance ceremonies were held across the world, including at the former Nazi death camp of Auschwitz in Poland.

Thousands of young Jews and elderly survivors took park in the March of the Living, walking from Auschwitz to the nearby death camp at Birkenau.

In Germany, the parliament commemorated the day with an address by President Horst Koehler.

‘Supreme commitment’

During the two-minute silence in Israel, pedestrians stopped in their tracks, drivers pulled over and got out of their cars and people in offices rose to stand next to their desks