The harrowing and ultimately life-affirming story of Holocaust children who were relocated and rehabilitated in the UK after World War II. It began with uncertainty and fear in the new land, however it eventually led to the triumph of hope and goodwill and life-long friendship and happiness that they all cherish.
Did You Know?
The German documentary series ZDF history portrayed several of the one-time children. One of them is Bela, the "leader" of the bunch of three-year-olds who arrived at Windermere completely bewildered and totally speechless. See more
The bicycles, abandoned when the local boys are chased away from the fumigation, carry orange reflectors on their wheels.
Such reflectors were introduced in Finland in 1960, so would not be present on bicycles during the late 1940s. See more
The camps taught them survival at any cost.
[caption, as footage of Schmuel 'Sam' Laskier and the actor who played him are shown looking over Lake Windermere] Sam moved to Manchester where he raised a family and set up a menswear business. See more