WATCH: Holocaust Remembrance Day Siren
Yom Hashoah, Holocaust Martyrs’ and Heroes’ Remembrance Day, in Israel is different. It is hard to miss.
Finally. Long overdue. I made an appointment to get my (not so annual) eye exam. Flipping the pages on my calendar, as the appointment was for months away, I set it for 9:20 am, on Thursday, May 5. Only later did I realize I would be inside with eyes dilated for the 10:00 am siren.
9:58 am: I jumped up and asked the receptionist, “Where is the nearest window?” She must have thought I was having some sort of panic attack. But responded, “oh, for the siren? We hear it in here.”
10:00 am: The siren outside started. A few tenths of seconds later, inside the building had its own. So instead of another video of traffic coming to a halt on the Jerusalem streets, see what happened inside a doctor’s waiting room:
Note, there was a delay of a few tens of seconds between the two sirens.