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Holocaust survivor talks at the Cathedral...

Holocaust survivor talks at the Cathedral

Eva Clarke, a holocaust survivor, who was born when her mother was being moved between concentration camps, will give a talk in the Lecture Room of St Edmundsbury Cathedral, Bury St Edmunds, on Thursday 27June at 7.30 pm.

After the talk, which will be illustrated and lasts an hour, Eva will answer questions from the audience. Refreshments will be available.

Entry is free with a retiring collection for the Bury St Edmunds Holocaust Memorial Garden Fund. This has been set up to raise funds to make improvements to the Holocaust Memorial Garden within the Abbey Gardens where the Holocaust Memorial service is held each year in January.

Improvements include landscaping, sculpture and benches for quiet contemplation. It is hoped to include within the garden a reference to a massacre that occurred in Bury St Edmunds, when on Palm Sunday 1190, 57 Jewish people of the town were murdered.

‘We hope that through hearing Eva’s remarkable story, we will be better informed about European history,’ comments Canon Matthew Vernon, Sub Dean of the Cathedral, who is part of the Holocaust Memorial Garden group, together with representatives of St Edmundsbury Borough Council and the local Jewish community. ‘Going back to the time of the Abbey of St Edmund, the town has a long association with Jewish people, which we also need to understand.’

Further information about the Holocaust Memorial Garden project can be obtained from Rob Lock on 01284 701947.


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