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6:15 pm

600 Candles

January 23 @ 6:15 pm - 7:30 pm
York Minster, Deansgate
York, North Yorkshire YO1 7HH United Kingdom
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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 5.15pm.   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.

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