VIA| As you watch the video included below, it might remind you of a scene from an apocalypse movie. But the reason these motorists have stopped their cars and stepped out of their vehicles is actually much darker and eerier than you think.
Filmed on a highway just outside of Tel Aviv, Israel, a special tradition is being performed that the Middle Eastern country never wants its people to forget.
In the clip, you’ll hear a loud siren go off that is usually used to signify a bomb. The heart-pounding moment will have you looking towards the sky for a falling threat. But why aren’t people running?
Every year, Israel honors the nearly six million Jews killed by the Nazis during World War II for Holocaust Remembrance Day.
The siren is a directive to have every citizen stop what they’re doing and take 120-seconds of silence to remember the horrible history that unfolded back in the 1940s in Europe.
No act can make up for the horrible deaths caused during the Holocaust but Israel doesn’t want the world to forget. Although the tradition may be remembering one of the darkest moments in human history, it does show how far the world has come today.
After you watch the video clip, learn about how one man save 669 children from certain death in a Nazi death camp.
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