Holocaust Day to be commemorated in Highbridge
short service will take place next to Highbridge's Frank Foley
Statue in Market Street later this month to commemorate World
War Memorial Trust is organising the service on Monday January
27th at 12 noon, which will be conducted by members of the Highbridge
Wreaths will be laid at the statue by Burnham and Highbridge Mayor
Martin Cox and the Chairman of Sedgemoor District Council, Cllr
Peter Downing, on behalf of the two towns. All will be welcome
to join the event.
Frank Foley was employed as a Passport Control Officer in Berlin
from 1920 until 1939. In his role, he was able to help hundreds
of Jews escape from Nazi Germany before the outbreak of World
had no diplomatic immunity and put himself at great risk by helping
to save the lives of 10,000 Jews.
photo shows the scene next to the statue during a previous World
Holocaust Day event