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Holocaust Memorial Day, 2013

Posted by Avital Pinnick on April 8, 2013

Holocaust Memorial Day 2013

Few photos I took this morning during the siren at 10 a.m. I was standing on a very windy balcony on the seventh floor.

Driver in orange standing on the overpass of the Begin expressway.

Holocaust Memorial Day 2013

Cars on Golda Meir Boulevard, near the underpass of Begin.

Holocaust Memorial Day 2013

Three roads: Yadin Expressway in the background, Begin Expressway in the foreground, and Golda Meir Boulevard underneath.

Holocaust Memorial Day 2013

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Holocaust Memorial Day, 2011

Posted by Avital Pinnick on May 2, 2011

Holocaust Memorial Day Siren, 2011

Today is Holocaust Memorial Day. At 10 a.m. a two-minute siren brings the country to a halt. Drivers stand at attention beside their cars and high tech workers stand in silence on the balcony. A man covers his eyes in prayer.

Golda Meir Boulevard:

Holocaust Memorial Day 2011

Begin and Yadin Parkways:

Holocaust Memorial Day 2011

Same area before the siren:

Holocaust Memorial Day 2011

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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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