Thou Shalt Not Forget

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This article Thou Shalt Not Forget, reprinted with the kind permission of The Lekarev Report.
Holocaust Memorial Day in Israel begins at 7:30 this evening with a ceremony at Yad Vashem to be attended by government leaders, Holocaust survivors and hundreds of Israelis. President Shimon Peres and Prime Minister Ehud Olmert will deliver speeches during the ceremony, and Holocaust survivors will light up six torches, in memory of the six millions murdered in the Shoah.
A ceremony attended by Foreign Minister Tzipi Livni will be held at 8:00 pm at the Massuah Amphitheater in Kibbutz Tel Yitzhak. Veteran Israelis who arrived to Israel on the ship Exodus will light up the Torch of Revival.
At 10:00 am Thursday a siren will be heard throughout the entire country and Israelis will stand in absolute silence and attention for two minutes. Immediately following the siren, wreaths will be laid at the foot of the memorial for the Warsaw Ghetto uprising.
The annual ceremony 'Unto every person a name,' during which the names of Holocaust victims are read aloud, will begin at 10:30 at Yad Vashem and at the Knesset.
Zanne Farbstein was 16 years old when she was deported with her two younger sisters to Auschwitz. While working as a slave laborer, Zanne found her father's prayer shawl while sorting through the clothing of the prisoners who had been murdered in the camp. Zanne survived Auschwitz , and moved to Israel with her few surviving family members, where she began a new life. Click below to hear Zanne tell you in her own words about her experience:
In Jewish homes around the world tonight, a 24 hour memorial candle will be lit in memory of the six million who perished at the hands of the Nazis. You are most welcome to join us.
May they never be forgotten and may their memory be forever blessed.
This article Thou Shalt Not Forget, reprinted with the kind permission of The Lekarev Report.

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