January 27, 2017
World Holocaust Day to be commemorated today in Highbridge

A short service will take place next to Highbridge's Frank Foley Statue in Market Street today (Friday) to commemorate World Holocaust Day.

Highbridge 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.

All will be welcome to join the event and light refreshments will be served afterwards at Southwell House.

Highbridge-born 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 War Two.

He had no diplomatic immunity and put himself at great risk by helping to save the lives of 10,000 Jews.

Also see:
Statue honouring Frank Foley, Highbridge war hero, is unveiled

Our photo shows the scene next to the Highbridge Frank Foley statue during a previous World Holocaust Day event

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