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The historic Chapter House will be the setting for York Minster’s annual Holocaust Memorial Commemoration on Thursday 23 January. 600 candles set out on the floor in the form of the Star of David will be lit in memory of more than 6 million Jews murdered by the Nazis in World War Two.

The cathedral’s commemoration is one of a series of events taking place across the City of York during Holocaust Memorial Week.

The event – following Evensong (5.15pm in the Quire) – will include readings, music, poetry, prayers and periods of silence for quiet reflection.

Free service with no tickets required. Those joining just this service can enter via the South doors from 5.45pm

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