In Israel, today we're "celebrating" Holocaust And Heroism Remembrance Day.
It is to remember the six million Jews who died in the hands of the German Nazis and their accessoiries (As it is said in each of the ceremonies). On the day, at 10:00AM, there's a country-wide 1-minute long alarm during which everyone stands in complete silence, remembering those who died.
This is, understandibly, extremely depressing as it is featured everywhere. At schools, on TV, the radio, etc. At schools it's especially horrifying as holocaust survivors talk about themselves during those years.
This is not really an informational post, I just wanted to note this so people think about it as I find it to be very important and as the amount of holocaust survivors is dwindling, people should remember it. This day falls every year on 27th of Nissan (Jewish calendar), unless it's a Saturday (Holy day) in which case it is postponed by a day.
Here's a link to the site of the organization responsible for archiving hundreds of thousands of items from the holocaust and interviwing thousands of Holocaust survivor, saving their stories forever.
I know this post has the structure of a short story written by a 5 year-old, so excuse me for that.
I'll go be depressed now, good day.