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Holocaust Memorial Day

Posted by Avital Pinnick on April 12, 2010

Holocaust Memorial Day (Yom HaShoah) Siren

Location: Jerusalem, Golda Meir Blvd and Menachem Begin Expresswayinterchange. April 21, 2009

I took this photo last year, from a balcony at work. At 10:00 a.m., a 2-minute siren sounds across the country. Cars, buses, and trucks stop and their drivers get out and stand at attention. It’s very moving to see everything come to a halt. I’ve never seen anything quite like this in the US or Canada.

Here’s a photo I took this year, from my office window. Also Golda Meir Blvd, but closer to the traffic lights. I noticed that the buses pulled over to the side of the road a couple minutes before the siren started. Good idea. It could be tricky stopping one of those things on an expressway ramp.

Holocaust Memorial Day Siren


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