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January 23 @ 6:15 pm - 7:30 pm
The historic Chapter House will be the setting for York Minster’s annual
Holocaust Memorial Day commemoration. 600 candles set out on the
floor in the form of the Star of David will be lit in memory of the more than
six million people who died in the Holocaust. Attendees have the option
of joining the sung evensong service which takes place beforehand at
Holocaust Memorial Day is now an established act of commemoration
when people from all over the world come together to remember the
destruction and devastation caused by the Holocaust and more recent
genocides and persecution. This year, York will be embracing the theme
Stand Together through a programme that seeks to commemorate the
past, explore the continued persecutions of the present and encourage
positive actions that will make a difference in the future.
The full Holocaust Memorial Day programme can be downloaded from:
https://www.york.gov.uk/HolocaustMemorialDay and printed brochures
are available from York’s libraries and from Visit York.