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Holocaust Memorial Commemoration

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The historic Chapter House will be the setting for York Minster’s annual Holocaust Memorial Commemoration on Wednesday 26 January. Six hundred candles set out in the form of the Star of David will be lit to remember more than 6 million Jewish people and millions of other groups murdered by the Nazi’s in the Second World War, and the millions who have died in the genocides that followed in Cambodia, Rwanda, Bosnia and Darfur.

The Minster’s commemoration is part of a week-long programme of events taking place across the city of York to mark international Holocaust Memorial Day

The event at York Minster will begin with a Choral Evensong service at 5.30pm attended by representatives from York’s Jewish community and other faith communities. This will be followed by a procession to the cathedral’s Chapter House for the act of commemoration, which will include readings, music, poetry, prayers and periods of silence for quiet reflection.

To help us safely manage numbers inside the Chapter House, free tickets must be booked in advance for the Holocaust Memorial Commemoration event. Tickets can be booked via this page or by ringing 01904 557200.

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