Holocaust Day marked with ceremony in Highbridge
short service took place next to Highbridge's Frank Foley Statue
in Market Street on Friday (January 27th) to commemorate World
War Memorial Trust organised the service, which was led by members
of Burnham and Highbridge's clergy.
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.
event was also attended by a large number of residents who attended
to pay their respects to those who died in the Holocaust.
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.
photos shows the scene next to the statue during Friday's event