World Holocaust Day marked at Highbridge Frank Foley statue
short service took place next to Highbridge's Frank Foley Statue
in Market Street on Saturday to commemorate World Holocaust Day.
War Memorial Trust organised the service, which was led by Rev Sharon
Crossman and Rev Graham Witts.
Despite wet weather, flowers and candles were laid at the statue
in Market Street by residents, who included Burnham-On-Sea and Highbridge
Mayor Cllr Bill Hancock and Mayoress Frances Hancock plus Sedgemoor
District Council Chairman Cllr Mike Cresswell.
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.
ceremony in Highbridge included 'El Male Rachamim', a Jewish prayer
for the departed, which has been adopted as the memorial prayer
for the victims of the Holocaust and Nazi persecution.
photos show the ceremony next to Highbridge's Frank Foley statue
honouring Frank Foley, Highbridge war hero, is unveiled