The Lake District Holocaust Project at Windermere Library

Sara Jaspan, Exhibitions Editor
Courtesy of The Lake District Holocaust Project

In August 1945, over 300 child Holocaust survivors were brought from Prague to the Lake District in Cumbria in an attempt to offer some place of safety for them in the immediate aftermath of their experiences. The community welcomed the children in with open arms, and so began a very significant relationship between the area and the story of what happened to those in the Nazi concentration camps and ghettos.

The Lake District Holocaust Project (LDHP), situated in the Windermere Library in Ellerthwaite, exists to preserve this history for all through its exhibitions, education work, research and interviews.

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Opening Hours

  • Monday10:00am - 1:00pm
  • Tuesday10:00am - 4:00pm
  • Thursday10:00am - 4:00pm
  • Friday10:00am - 4:00pm
  • Saturday10:00am - 1:00pm

Always double check opening hours with the venue before making a special visit.

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