Photos: Holocaust Remembrance Day

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Relatives of Holocaust victims lay flowers next to the names of concentration camps during a ceremony marking the annual Holocaust Remembrance Day at the Yad Vashem Holocaust Memorial in Jerusalem, Monday, April 8, 2013. Israel came to a standstill for two mournful minutes Monday as sirens pierced the air in an annual ritual to remember the 6 million Jews systematically murdered by German Nazis and their collaborators during the Holocaust in World War II. (AP Photo/Oded Balilty)

Erica Thompson, left, and 3-year-old George Thompson walk through the Holocaust Memorial during Yom HaShoah-Holocaust Remembrance Day on April 8, 2013 in Miami Beach, Florida. Holocaust Remembrance Day is observed as a day of commemoration for the approximately six million Jews who died during the Holocaust. (Photo by Joe Raedle/Getty Images)

Photo shows the National Memorial for the Jewish Martyrs during a service on international 'Holocaust Remembrance Day', on April 8, 2013 at the National Memorial for the Jewish Martyrs in Brussels. AFP PHOTO /KRISTOF VAN ACCOMKRISTOF VAN ACCOM

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu (R) speaks with U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry during the annual ceremony for the Holocaust Remembrance day at the Yad Vashem memorial on April 8, 2013 in Jerusalem, Israel. Across the world, people commemorated the six million Jews murdered by the Nazi regime during World War II between 1933 and 1945. U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry's visit is in an attempt to restart mideast peace talks between Israeli and Palestinians officials. (Photo by Gali Tibbon-Pool/Getty Images)

Israeli motorists stand still next to their cars on a freeway as a two-minute siren sounds in memory of victims of the Holocaust in Tel Aviv, Israel, Monday, April 8, 2013. Holocaust remembrance day is one of the most solemn on Israel's calendar with restaurants and places of entertainment shut down, and radio and TV programming focused on Holocaust documentaries and interviews with survivors. (AP Photo/Ariel Schalit)

Israelis stop walking and stand in silence in the center of Jerusalem on April 8, 2013, as sirens sounded across Israel for two minutes in memory of Holocaust victims. Israel began marking Holocaust Martyrs and Heroes Remembrance Day at sundown on April 7 with a ceremony at the Yad Vashem memorial in Jerusalem which commemorates the six million Jews killed by the Nazi regime during World War II. AFP PHOTO /MENAHEM KAHANAMENAHEM KAHANA

World War II veteran Hebert Isner of Oak Park, Mich., wipes his during the Yom HaShoah, Holocaust Day of Remembrance at the Holocaust Memorial Center in Farmington Hills, Mich., on Sunday, April 7, 2013. (AP Photo/Detroit News, Elizabeth Conley)

Participants of the March of the Living walk along rail tracks in the former Nazi Death Camp Auschwitz Birkenau in Oswiecim, Poland, Monday, April 8, 2013. Jews from Israel and around the world took part in the annual March of the Living on the 3km route from Auschwitz to Birkenau Nazi Death Camps, commemorating the Holocaust victims. (AP Photo/Alik Keplicz)

Participants of the annual "March of the Living" carry an Israeli flag as they walk along a barbed wire fence at the KZ Auschwitz-Birkenau concentration camp, in Oswiecim, Poland on April 8, 2013 to commemorate the six million Jews killed during the Holocaust . AFP PHOTO/JANEK SKARZYNSKIJANEK SKARZYNSKI

Young Israelis display temporary tattoos of prisoner numbers on their arms as part of a Holocaust remembrance campaign on April 8, 2013 in Rishon Lezion, Israel. The temporary tattoos replicate the numbers tattooed onto the arms of the prisoners at the Auschwitz-Birkenau camp and allow the wearer to connect with a disappearing generation of survivors. (Photo by Uriel Sinai/Getty Images)

Visitors look at pictures of Jews killed in the Holocaust in the Hall of Names in the Yad Vashem Holocaust Memorial in Jerusalem, Sunday, April 7, 2013. The annual Israeli memorial day for the 6 million Jews killed in the Holocaust of World War II begins at sundown Sunday. (AP Photo/Sebastian Scheiner)

Lynn Sweet has more on the day.

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