Israel’s President Reuven Rivlin and Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu are expected to participate in the event and deliver speeches at the opening ceremony.
Sputnik comes live from Jerusalem, Israel where the opening ceremony of Israel’s Holocaust Martyrs’ and Heroes’ Remembrance Day is taking place at the Yad Vashem memorial on the Mount of Remembrance.
This year, the commemorative event will last for two days.
The Holocaust resulted in the death of at least six million Jews at the hands of the Nazi.
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