Holocaust Day to be commemorated today in Highbridge
short service will take place next to Highbridge's Frank Foley Statue
in Market Street today (Friday) to commemorate World Holocaust Day.
War Memorial Trust is organising the service at 12 noon, which will
be conducted by members of the Highbridge Clergy.
Wreaths will be laid at the statue in Market Street by residents,
including the Chairman of Sedgemoor District Council on behalf of
the two towns.
will be welcome to join the event and light refreshments will be
served afterwards at Southwell House.
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.
honouring Frank Foley, Highbridge war hero, is unveiled
photo shows the scene next to the Highbridge Frank Foley statue
during a previous World Holocaust Day event