70th anniversary of the Liberation of Auschwitz

It's exactly seventy years this week since surviving prisoners walked to freedom from the Nazi death camp at Auschwitz.

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The 'Windermere Boys' - young Holocaust survivors

A group of Holocaust survivors on the Windermere Ferry

Exactly 70 years after the liberation of Auschwitz, we look into how the region played its part in helping the victims of the Holocaust rebuild their lives.

When Auschwitz was liberated in 1945the majority of freed prisoners had no relatives to go back to.

Entire families had been murdered and their property stolen by the Germans.

Some of those left, came to England to rebuild their lives.

Three hundred came to the Lake District to recuperate.

A group of Holocaust survivors on the shores of Windermere

In his second report, Rob Jaskowski takes up the story of the Jewish youngsters who became known as the Windermere Boys:-

More details on the Windermere Boys can be found at the Lake District Holocaust Project.

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