Published: January 27, 2012
In photos: World Holocaust Day marked with ceremony in Highbridge

A short service took place next to Highbridge's Frank Foley Statue in Market Street on Friday (January 27th) to commemorate World Holocaust Day.

Highbridge War Memorial Trust organised the service, which was led by members of Burnham and Highbridge's clergy.

A wreath was laid at the statue by Burnham and Highbridge's Mayor, Michael Clarke, and the Chairman of Sedgemoor District Council, Cllr Gill Slocombe, on behalf of the two towns.

The event was also attended by a large number of residents who attended to pay their respects to those who died in the Holocaust.

Major Frank Foley was born in Highbridge in 1884 and was a spy in Berlin in the 1930s, using the cover of head of the passport division of the British Embassy where he risked his life by helping persecuted Jews leave Nazi Germany, saving thousands from certain death. He entered concentration camps such as Sachsenhausen and gave visas to the authorities so Jews could be free to travel.

Our photos shows the scene next to the statue during Friday's event


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