Holocaust Memorial Day 2021
Holocaust Memorial Day is the most important time of the year for the Lake District Holocaust Project. HMD 2021 was no different but there were challenges to organisers and attendees to the gatherings this year due to Covid-19 restrictions and social distancing.
However, communities and individuals across the UK rose to the challenge magnificently and there were enormous numbers of events organised throughout the week surrounding the 27th January, and LDHP played its part by appearing in films and online events, and in attending talks and gatherings.
Some of the talks and events were recorded and appear in our new section on this website titled ‘Talks of Commemoration and Education’
Director Trevor Avery will be involved in a talk hosted and moderated by the United Nations on the 11th of February 2021. As part of the UN’s Holocaust education work, the talk will be about ‘The Windermere Children’ drama, and will also include other major figures involved in the making of this Prix Europa Winning Drama.
The talk can be found here:
The Windermere Children Film and Documentary
Important Book Release: Rock the Cradle by Marie Paneth
After the War – From Auschwitz to Ambleside
BBC 4 – Digging for Britain – Archaeological dig featured.
Ike Alterman in conversation with Trevor Avery.
Archaeology in the Lake District 2019 – LDNPA Rheged Conference – From Troutbeck Bridge to Treblinka.
Mala Tribich in conversation with Trevor Avery.
Archaeological dig at former site of Calgarth Estate.
Site visit to the filming of ‘The Windermere Children’.
Great Place, Lakes and Dales Award grant for digital workshops.
Invitation to visit to Prague & Theresienstadt and the iconic recreation of the photograph of the child Holocaust Survivors taken in August 1945.
Flight Engineer Norman Shepherd reunited with child Holocaust Survivors at 45 Aid Society Reunion.
Arts Council England award – Above and Below the Holocaust Landscape.
Meeting with Tony Robinson at the former Ethel Hedley Hospital, now Calgarth Park.
Meeting with Flight Engineer Norman Shepherd.
Awards for All grant – Reach over the Wall.
Heritage Lottery Fund Grant – From Troutbeck Bridge to Treblinka – Archaeological Survey & Dig.
Sam & Robbie Gontarz in conversation with Trevor Avery – Windermere School.
Preview Invitation – Miroslaw Balka, White Cube London.
Holocaust Memorial Day – Westminster, London.
Sam Gontarz in conversation with Trevor Avery.
Knighthood for Sir Ben Helfgott, MBE – one of the child Holocaust Survivors who stayed in the Lake District in 1945.
Open Country – BBC Radio 4.
The Lakes with Paul Rose BBC2 – including interviews with Arek Hersh and Trevor Avery, Director of the Lake District Holocaust Project.
Visit from the Presenter and Producer Helen Mark and Nicola Humphries to record ‘Open Country‘, BBC Radio 4, ‘The Windermere Boys‘ and included conversations with Trevor Avery, Sam Laskier, Ike Alterman and Kevin Coulter.
Presented Awards to the Winners of the Alfred Huberman Writing Award 2018.
‘Who Do You Think You Are’, BBC1 with Robert (Judge) Rinder.
Commemorative Jewish Culture Event, Windermere and Hawkshead.
Interview BBC Radio Cumbria.
Arek & Jean Hersh in conversation with students, The Lakes School, Troutbeck Bridge.
Preview ‘The Lakes with Paul Rose’.
Visit by MA students, Department of Holocaust Studies, University of London.
45 Aid Society 73rd Reunion, London.
Yom Hashoah Manchester, with Sam Laskier, Sam Gontarz and families.
Visit by ‘Who Do You Think You Are’ to record a conversation with Robert (Judge) Rinder and Trevor Avery.
Heritage Lottery Fund Conference, Carlisle.
Visit by 100 students, Chetwynde School, Barrow-in Furness.
Talk by Trevor Avery to the Literary and Philosophical Society, Newcastle.
First ‘Button Count’ The Lakes School, Troutbeck Bridge.
Holocaust Memorial Day event, St Annes Hebrew Congregation, Lytham St Annes, Lancashire.
Holocaust Memorial Day event at Cumbria County Council, Carlisle with Arek & Jean Hersh.
5 – 8 September
Visit by Miroslaw Balka and Preview Exhibition ‘yromem’.
Presentation of Alfred Huberman Writing Awards.
Visit by Ulverston Primary School.
Paul Rose BBC, visiting the Lakes School to film ‘The Lake District with Paul Rose’ and interview with Trevor Avery, Director Lake District Holocaust Project and Arek Hersh.
Opening of ‘Hidden Threads’ exhibition – Heather Belcher.
23 – 24 June
Preview ‘In Harmony’.
Opening of ‘In Harmony’ exhibition – Arza Helfgott.
Visit to Gallery of Costume, Platt Hall, Manchester with Heather Belcher.
72nd Reunion ’45 Aid Society’, London.
Opening of ‘The Auschwitz Dandelion’ exhibition.
Visit by Barrow Furness Academy.
Holocaust Memorial Day, The Lakes School, Troutbeck Bridge.
4 – 8 October
Visit to Warsaw: Miroslaw Balka’s studios and Treblinka.
Preview ‘Breath Becomes Air’ exhibition – Ian Walton.
Trevor Avery, Director of LDHP, recieves a British Empire Medal for Services to Heritage.
10 – 12 July
Visit to Fraunhofer Institute, University of Munster & Dr Dirk Pruefer.
Preview ‘The Memory Quilt – 45 Aid Society.
Visit to Menorrah Synagogue, Manchester
71st Reunion 45 Aid Society.
Visit to Holocaust Survivors Centre, London.
Visit to Alfred Huberman home and workshop, Brighton.
Visit by Barrow Furness Academy.
Holocaust Memorial Day – Launch of Alfred Huberman Writing Award at The Lakes School, Troutbeck Bridge.
Visit to Jewish Museum London and meeting with Holocaust Commission.
Reunion of Holocaust Survivors in Windermere to commemorate the 70th Anniversary
Guests included the Survivors and their families, Sir Eric Pickles, Cumbria County Council & South Lakes District Council Councillors, and invited guests.
Preview & Opening of ‘Nacht und Nebel’ and ‘Towards the Light’ – Miroslaw Balka
Preview & Opening of ‘Flowers of Auschwitz’ – Trevor Avery & Rose Smith.
Planting & Commemoration of Oak Tree by Sir Ben Helfgott, MBE at The Lakes School, Troutbeck Bridge.
23 – 25 July
Site Visit by Miroslaw Balka.
Preview & Opening of ‘Digging for Diamonds : From Calgarth to Windermere‘.
8 – 12 June
Planting of commemorative garden by primary school students.
20 – 24 April
Visit to Auschwitz, Auschwitz-Birkenau & Rajsko.
Holocaust Memorial Day – Service at Birdcage, Kendal
Piano Recital with film – Anthony Hewitt, Town Hall Kendal.
Publication of the Government’s Holocaust Commission Report – referencing The Lake District Holocaust Project.
Visit by Sir Ben Helfgott, MBE, to present the Holocaust Memorial Candle designed by Anish Kapoor.
Attended the ceremony for an Honorary Fellowship for Sir Ben Helfgott, MBE at the University of Cumbria, Carlisle.
Music performance by Local Schools in Library Gardens, Windermere – Organised by Music Links.
‘Portraits of Posterity’ exhibition, Windermere.
Consultation event and gathering of Holocaust Survivors, Wembley London to discuss future memorialisation of the Holocaust.
‘Flight from Prague’ exhibition, Windermere.
Consultation event organised by Holocaust Commission, IWM North, Manchester.
March – May
Submission of material to the Holocaust Commission.
Launch of Holocaust Commission by David Cameron.
Service at the Bird Cage, Kendal, commemorating Holocaust Memorial Day
Exhibition Town Hall Kendal.
‘The Story of the Swastika‘ – BBC1.
Opening and Preview ‘The Paradise Route’, Primary School Exhibition.
Visit by Holocaust Survivors and Refugees.
Opening and Preview with talk by Sir Ben Helfgott, MBE – the ‘Janusz Korczak’ exhibition.
Mala Tribich, Holocaust Survivor arrives for a tour of the Lake District.
Susan Stein from New York gives a performance of ‘Etty’ at Settlebeck School, Sedbergh.
LDHP Exhibition at 68th Reunion – 45 Aid Society – London.
Ambleside Rotary Talk.
Talk at the opening of a touring exhibition at The Dukes, Lancaster.