Holocaust Memorial Garden in Bury St Edmunds set for £10,000 makeover

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The Holocaust Memorial Garden in the Abbey Gardens, Bury St Edmunds, is to receive a makeover.

The project is being led by a forum of people, which includes Jewish residents.

They hope to raise £10,000 to see it built in time for next year’s Holocaust Memorial Day service.

The site was originally dedicated in January 2001.

A service will take place there on Monday at 10.30am.

St Edmundsbury Cathedral and St Edmundsbury Borough Council are supporting the project.

Rob Lock, chairman of the Holocaust Memorial Garden, said: “The aim of the forum is to create a garden to commemorate all victims of genocide, attrocities and crimes against humanity.
“The concept design includes a stunning sculpture and also a path of 57 steps, representing the 57 Jews who were massacred close to the site in 1190AD.

“The intention is to create a place of quiet contemplation and to acknowledge this local event more publicly than in the past – while remembering also the terrible events of the 20th and 21st centuries.”

To get involved, call 01284 701947.