“This wonderful exhibition reminds us what should NEVER happen to mankind again. Congratulations Windermere”. P. McIntyre, Australia.
“I have taught the Holocaust in Secondary Schools for 10 years – but was unaware of the Windermere Boys. What a great project – keep up the good work”. C. Burgess, London
“Powerful, moving and emotional. Their journey was one of fine courage, their survival an inspiration”. Mr & Mrs Pascall, London.
The Lake District Holocaust Project and the permanent exhibition “From Auschwitz to Ambleside” are situated within Windermere Library.
The exhibition tells the story of the three hundred child Holocaust Survivors who came from Eastern Europe to the Lake District in 1945 in order to begin their recovery from years of unimaginable suffering.
It really is a unique and inspiring story of recovery and resilience that links the horrors of the Holocaust with the beauty of the Lake District.
You can find the exhibition on the First Floor and it is accessible by a stairway or lift.
Entrance to the exhibition is free and visitors are welcome.
We look forward to seeing you in the future.
The locations marked on this OS map of 1958 are Windermere Library, where the Lake District Holocaust Project is now located in Windermere village, and slightly to the north can be seen the site of the ‘lost’ village of Calgarth Estate. The Jewish children stayed on this former wartime workers housing scheme in 1945.