|Cemetery just outside the old city of Jerusalem|
Holocaust Memorial Day begins at sunset on Wednesday 18 April, and continues until sunset on 19 April. All places of entertainment will be closed for business. Sirens will be activated for two minutes on Thursday at 10:00 a.m. Everyone is expected to stop whatever they are doing, including all moving vehicles and machinery, and stand in silence during that time to show respect for those whose lives were lost. This is a day that many are remembering the loss of a third of the Jewish population at that time. May we never forget.
"... O God, my God! Shield Thy trusted servants from the evils of self and passion, protect them with the watchful eye of Thy loving-kindness from all rancour, hate and envy..." 'Abdu'l-Bahá