James Walton

Understated, unashamedly patriotic and heartbreaking: The Windermere Children reviewed

BBC2’s dramatisation of this little-known story about a group of young Holocaust survivors struck the perfect balance between wonder and restraint

One of the many astonishing things about the BBC2 drama The Windermere Children (Monday) was that the real-life story it told isn’t better known already. In August 1945, 300 Jewish children, who just a short time before had been starving in Nazi concentration camps, arrived at a converted seaplane factory in the Lake District.

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