May 2 - marks the day when Allied troops liberated the first Nazi concentration camp at Buchenwald, Germany in 1945. The full name of the day is Yom Hashoah Ve-Hagevurah, which means the “Day of (remembrance of) the Holocaust and the Heroism”
"General Eisenhower ordered every American soldier in the area who was not on the front lines to visit Buchenwald. He wanted them to see for themselves what they were fighting against."
Doubletapper has terrific video footage of the 2 minutes of standstill in Israel at the sound of the siren today at 10 a.m.