From Auschwitz to Ambleside
The Lake District Holocaust Project and the permanent exhibition “From Auschwitz to Ambleside” are situated on the first floor of 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.
The Landscape of Auschwitz – Richard Kolker – 9 August to 39 November 2019
The exhibition presents the hauntingly moving work of award winning London based photographer Richard Kolker. Richard Kolker has exhibited across the world including in the National Portrait Gallery, London, and in New York, Venice, Lausanne and Arles.
The photographs are large scale evocative colour prints of Auschwitz Birkenau in the modern day and include poignant images of the site being reclaimed by natural forces. Railway lines, barrack blocks, gates and ruins, without any human figures present in them, make for a compelling exhibition that hints at a time before the mass arrival of visitors.
This work is an important contribution to the “Above and Below the Holocaust Landscape” programme covering 2019 and 2020, which includes exceptional artists from throughout Europe and is supported by Arts Council England.