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The Windermere Children: In their own words

yesterday evening (monday 27th), 10.30-11.30pm (repeated 2.30am), on bbc 4 tv  

the windermere children: in their own words (narrated by iain glen)

including windermere children … • ike alterman, • sam laskier, • arek hersh, • ben helfgott, • harry spiro, • jan goldberger, harry olmer, • bela rosenthal (joanna millan) (then 3), and • zdenka husserl (then 3)

and … • historian trevor avery, • historian tony kushner, • raf flight sergeant norman shepherd, • lydia tischler, and sons • ashley faull and steven faull

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The Windermere Children

yesterday evening (monday 27th), 9.00-10.30pm, on bbc 2 tv  

the windermere children (film, with appearances at the end by arek hersh, chaim ‘harry’ olmer, ben helfgott, schmuel ‘sam’ laskier, and icek ‘ike’ alterman)

August, 1945. A coachload of children arrive at the Calgarth Estate by Lake Windermere. They are child survivors of the Nazi Holocaust that has devastated Europe’s Jewish population. Carrying only the clothes they wear and a few meagre possessions, they bear the emotional and physical scars of all they have suffered.”

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Focus: Czech survivors

sunday 30th june, 7.45-8.00pm, on bbc news tv 

the families who weren’t meant to live (presented by hannah gelbart, granddaughter of a survivor) (in the focus series)

“A group of Holocaust survivors and their families gather in Prague’s Old Town Square to recreate a photo that was taken in 1945, when the survivors had just been liberated from Nazi concentration camps.

The survivors were part of a group of children flown to the UK to start new lives after World War Two. Unlike the Kindertransport – which rescued thousands of children in the early years of the war – this group had been through the concentration camps and survived against all odds.”

including contributions from …

ike (icek) alterman

sam laskier

• daughter shelley laskier

arek hersh

• daughter michelle tamam

• granddaughter liora tamam

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The Windermere Boys

last thursday afternoon (1st november), 3.00-3.30pm (repeated 6.07am saturday), on bbc radio 4
the windermere boys (presented by helen mark) (in the open country series)

Helen Mark discovers the true story of the ‘Windermere Boys’, the three hundred child holocaust survivors who found rehabilitation and a new life in the Lake District nearly 70 years ago.
Arriving in the immense and beautiful Cumbrian landscape many of them thought they’d found paradise. Helen meets the survivors, the community that welcomed them and the children that are keeping their memory alive today.”

including interviews with …
trevor avery of the lake district holocaust project
• ’windermere boy’ sam laskier
• ’windermere boy’ ike alterman
kevin coulter, friend of ‘windermere boy’ mendel preter at ethel hedley hospital

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