Why All of Israel Stood Still on Thursday

A Holocaust survivor holds flowers as he visits the Yad Vashem World Holocaust Remembrance Center as Israel mark the annual Israeli Holocaust Remembrance Day.
A Holocaust survivor holds flowers as he visits the Yad Vashem World Holocaust Remembrance Center as Israel mark the annual Israeli Holocaust Remembrance Day. (REUTERS/Corinna Kern)

All of Israel—the tiny democratic nation tucked in a sea of chaos—came to a complete standstill for two minutes Thursday in honor of the six million Jewish people massacred during the Holocaust.

The stunning moment of silence began when sirens blared across the Jewish nation, according to a report from CBN News.

Robert Dunn, who is from Philadelphia, was visiting Israel. He told CBN Thursday marked the first time he had been in the country on Holocaust Memorial Day.

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