Honouring Esther

 Rabbi Monique Mayer reading a prayer for the dead at the finish of the walk at the Old Jewish Burial Ground at Combe Down

Rabbi Monique Mayer reading a prayer for the dead at the finish of the walk at the Old Jewish Burial Ground at Combe Down

A group of people completed a walk from Frome to Bath this week ( Wednesday, April 15th) to help mark the 70th anniversary of the liberation of the Bergen-Belsen Concentration Camp.

The walk started at the Cheese and Grain with the Mayor of Frome, Cllr Peter Mcfadden, seeing them off.

It was co-led by an installation artist whose grandparents perished in the camp and whose mother – Esther – both undertook and survived a ‘Nazi Death March.’

Richard White and Lorna Brunstein who are leading the walk from Frome to Bath.

Richard White and Lorna Brunstein who lead  the walk from Frome to Bath.

This special walk – in Esther’s honour – saw Lorna Brunstein team up with fellow walking artist and  Bath Spa University heritage lecturer Richard White on a route which followed – as closely as possible – the transposed line of the original march with  ten ‘interventions’ – themed moments of reflection – taking place along the way.

The walk ended at the old and historic Jewish Cemetery at Combe Down in Bath – where l met Richard and Lorna for a pre-walk chat.

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