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Lakes School


just inside the main entrance gates on the north side

Troutbeck Bridge near Windernere

LA23 1HY


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Status: On original site
Type: Freestanding
Location: External
Setting: Within a garden/park/churchyard/enclosure/Marketplace
Description: Tree/s
  • Metal Metal (any)
  • Metal Silver
  • Timber Timber (any)
  • Timber Oak
Lettering: Incised
  • Second World War (1939-1945)
About the memorial: Oak Tree with explanatory silver plaque on a wooden backboard which is on a metal stake
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This tree was planted on 14 August 2015 by Ben Helfgott MBE/Honorary President of the Holocaust Memorial Day Trust/It was presented to commemorate the seventieth anniversary/of his arrival at this site in the Summer of 1945/He came as part of a group of/three hundred orphaned Jewish child/Holocaust survivors who came to the Lake Distict directly/from the concentration camps/The children stayed in hostels located on Calgarth Estate/which stood on this location between 1942 and 1964 and it was here/that they began to rebuild shattered lives/This tree was originally grown from an/acorn, and nurtured in Cumbria by/Trevor Avery BEM, Director of Lake District Holocaust Project/The acorn was gathered from the foot of a tree that still stands today/at the place of huge sorrow near Oswiecim in Poland./Oswiecim was renamed "Auschwitz" by the Nazi German/occupiers in the Second World War/The Auschwitz concentration camp complex/was the largest of its kind established by the Nazi regime.


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