Yad Vashem runs exhibition following fates of Jewish families caught up in Nazi invasion in East Europe

Israel is set to commemorate the victims of the Nazi regime on Holocaust Remembrance Day on Wednesday and Thursday.

Wednesday evening will see an opening ceremony being at 8:00 pm local time -- 1:00 pm Eastern -- in Yad Vashem in Jerusalem.

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Israel's President Reuven Rivlin and Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, as well as other key dignitaries, will attend the ceremony.

At the event, six Holocaust survivors will each light a torch in the honor of the 6 million Jews slaughtered by the Nazis. Read more at i24