The Lake District Holocaust Project is a living commemoration of the remarkable connection between The Holocaust and the Lake District.
In 1945 the people of Lakeland welcomed three hundred child Holocaust Survivors into their community. The children were to spend a period of recuperation in the Lakes before setting out on new lives. Arriving in the Lake District was described by the children as like being in “Paradise”. It must have seemed so following years of unimaginable horror in the concentration camps and ghettos of Nazi Occupied Europe.
A permanent exhibition space in Windermere Library hosts the exhibition ”From Auschwitz to Ambleside”, which tells this incredible story. Entrance to the exhibition is free and visitors are welcome.
Exhibition opening hours:
Monday,Tuesday,Thursday,Friday, 10am -4pm
The exhibition is closed all day Wednesday and Sunday. Access to the exhibition can be arranged outside of these opening hours by prior arrangement.
Another Space organises The Lake District Holocaust Project, which is the hub of local, national and international networks of cultural and educational activities.