The Holocaust

Travel documents for three children who travelled on the Kindertransport.

We remember the thousands of children who were taken to safety in the UK on the Kindertransport to save them from Adolf Hitler's reign of terror during World War Two.

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Nazi concentration camp survivors came to the Lake District
The site of the Calgarth estate, home to 300 children escaping the holocaust, is being excavated.
Auschwitz survivor Eva Kor called for forgiveness even for Nazi crimes
A German court has convicted a 94-year-old former guard at the Nazi death camp at Auschwitz of being an accessory to the murder of at least 300,000 Jews.

Film-maker appeals for memories of 'Windermere Boys'

An appeal for stories and photographs relating to the Windermere Boys, the 300 Jewish teenagers who survived the Holocaust and came to the Lake District in 1945.

A film is being made about their story for BBC2; and film-maker Thomas Garden is looking for memories that can be used as part of the project.

Mr Gardner, from Windermere, and has been working with the founder of the Lake District Holocaust Project, Trevor Avery, for a number of years.

Anne Frank remembered

Tragic child diarist, Anne Frank, is remembered on what would have been her 90th birthday
Anne Frank wrote a diary while hiding with her family from the Nazis in Amsterdam during World War II. It was published after the war and turned her into one of the most well-known victims of the Holocaust. To mark what would have been her 90th birthday, the Anne Frank Trust is raising funds to help teach children about the dangers of prejudice. The British artist Fiona Graham-Mackay lived through part of the Biafran war while living in Nigeria at an age similar to Anne was while hiding from the Nazis. Fiona has been commissioned to paint a picture of what Anne Frank might look like now if she had survived the Holocaust.

(Pic: Anne Frank as a teenager and as a 90-year-old, had she survived; Credit: Fiona Graham-Mackay)

Holocaust survivor fears far right revival

Eighty-four year old Nathalie Sinelnikoff says there's a risk of history repeating itself
Around the world and in Europe in particular, populist parties with anti-immigrant agendas are becoming part of the political mainstream.  In last month's European Parliament elections the far-right National Rally in France took almost a quarter of the votes - more than President Macron's party.  That's led some observers to make dark comparisons with the period which led up to the second world war.  But is that an over-reaction - or is there really a risk of history repeating itself?  Alex Ritson met eighty-four year old holocaust survivor Nathalie Sinelnikoff at her house in Nice in the south of France - and found her deeply worried.  

(Photo: Nathalie Sinelnikoff at hour house in Nice Credit: BBC)