World Holocaust Day marked at Highbridge Frank Foley statue
special service took place next to Highbridge's Frank Foley statue
in Market Street this week to commemorate World Holocaust Day.
War Memorial Trust organised the service on Wednesday (January
27th), which was conducted by Reverend Graham Witts, vicar of
St Andrew's Church in Burnham.
Wreaths were laid at the statue by Burnham and Highbridge Mayoress
Maria Clarke and the Chairman of Sedgemoor District Council, Cllr
Frank Foley was employed as a Passport Control Officer in Berlin
from 1920 until 1939.
his role, he was able to help hundreds of Jews escape from Nazi
Germany before the outbreak of World War Two.
had no diplomatic immunity and put himself at great risk by helping
to save the lives of 10,000 Jews.
Residents listening to several prayers during the ceremony to
photos show those present next to the Highbridge Frank Foley statue
during the special event.
Flowers were laid at the foot of the Frank Foley statue in Market