Watch live as the President of the State of Israel and the Prime Minister, dignitaries, survivors, children of survivors and their families, together with the general public mark the start of Holocaust Martyrs' and Heroes' Remembrance Day in Israel.
"I was really privileged and moved to meet survivors of the unimaginable horrors of the Holocaust as well as their children, their great-grandchildren and even their great-grandchildren," Mayor Sadiq Khan said.
Israel's Yad Vashem Holocaust museum has kicked off its annual remembrance ceremonies with a special screening of the Oscar-winning film "Son of Saul," acknowledging the unique role movies play in maintaining the memory of the Holocaust.
Hanin Zoabi, a member of Israel’s parliament, refused an invitation to a Holocaust Remembrance Day closing memorial ceremony due to her belief that the event encourages the humiliation of Palestinians. Member of Knesset Hanin Zoabi, of the Joint Arab List, on Wednesday refused an invitation to a Holocaust Remembrance Day closing memorial ceremony at Kibbutz Yad Mordechai, which is... Read more »
President Obama honored four Righteous Gentiles who protected Jews from the Nazis during WWII during a speech commemorating International Holocaust Remembrance Day at the Israeli Embassy in Washington.