Outrage as dog mess found on Holocaust Memorial

Sarah Lewis-Hammond came across the dog poo at the Holocaust Memorial in Beach House Park. It is next to a Yahrzeit candle, which is used in traditional Jewish rituals.
Sarah Lewis-Hammond came across the dog poo at the Holocaust Memorial in Beach House Park. It is next to a Yahrzeit candle, which is used in traditional Jewish rituals.

A Jewish woman has told dog owners to ‘have some respect’ after dog mess was found on the Holocaust Memorial in Beach House Park.

Sarah Lewis-Hammond was walking through the Worthing park on Tuesday when she noticed the mess next to a Yahrzeit candle that had been placed by the Holocaust Memorial tree.

According to Sarah, a Yahrzeit candle is lit every year on the anniversary of a death to commemorate and remember the person who died, and is an important part of Jewish tradition.

Because it is by the memorial, it was most likely put there by the loved one of someone who died in the Holocaust.

Sarah said she was ‘really upset’ by the incident, as the tradition was close to her heart.

She said: “I know we have a general dog mess problem in Worthing but for someone to do this by the memorial is more than the usual carelessness.

Sarah Lewis-Hammond came across the dog poo at the Holocaust Memorial in Beach House Park. It is next to a Yahrzeit candle, which is used in traditional Jewish rituals.

Sarah Lewis-Hammond came across the dog poo at the Holocaust Memorial in Beach House Park. It is next to a Yahrzeit candle, which is used in traditional Jewish rituals.

“Dog owners: have some respect.”

On Facebook, the image has sparked outrage, with some residents suggesting it could be a hate crime.

Sussex Police have been approached to find out if anyone has reported the incident.

Worthing Borough Council have also been approached for comment.

Dog owners: have some respect

Sarah Lewis-Hammond

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