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From Auschwitz to Ambleside

From Auschwitz to Ambleside is the story relating to the three hundred Jewish children, survivors of the Holocaust, who touched down in Britain at Crosby on Eden airfield near Carlisle in August 1945.

They had been transported to the UK for recuperation and were to stay in hostel accommodation provided for them on the now ‘lost’ wartime village of Calgarth Estate which stood near Windermere.

The Lakes School is built on the Calgarth village site and the school retains strong links with the survivors of the Holocaust who were based here in 1945 - 46.

Recently, a website has been created that tells their story.  It can be viewed at: