The Windermere Children

Holocaust Survivors on the Kinship Formed at Windermere

Survivors of the Holocaust recall their experience at Windermere. The strong bonds and friendships that were forged during the summer of 1945 continued throughout their lives.

Holocaust Survivors on the Kinship Formed at Windermere

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