Eerie remembrance day sirens resonate in different countries to commemorate terrifying events the country has gone through.
Here two baffling examples from Israel (Holocaust Remembrance Day) and Poland (Uprising on August 1 1944).
Sirens during Holocaust Remembrance Day in Israel
On Yom Hashoah, cars stop on the highways, pedestrians freeze in place, and everyone – men, women, children, young, old, male, female, Arab and Jew – are expected to solemnly reflect. In Israel, Holocaust Remembrance Day begins quietly every year, on the eve of the Jewish calendar day of 27th of Nisan (late April or early May). Watch the two-minute siren wailing across the country – bringing Israel to a literal halt. It is amazing:
Warsaw Uprising Remembrance Day Sirens
On August 1st, 2012, Warsaw, capital and the largest city in Poland comes to a complete stop in commemoration of the 1944 Warsaw Uprising. This eerie event lasts 1 minute:
This terrifying moment of silence commemorates the attempt to liberate Warsaw from Nazi Germany on August 1st, 1944. Poland surrendered after 63 days of battle and losing 200,000 citizens.
Do you also have Remembrance Day Sirens in your country?