The Windermere Boys


Helen with Sam and Ike

Recently BBC Two aired a special one-off 90 minute film, The Windermere Children, depicting the incredible true story of young survivors of the Holocaust who came to Lake District in the summer of 1945 after the devastating events of World War II.

Last year our My Weekly Special columnist, Helen Mark, brought the touching story of The Lake District Holocaust Project to our readers, recalling her meeting with two of the survivors, Windermere boys Sam and Ike, now in their 90s. You can read Helen’s full story below…

The Windermere Boys

The My Weekly Special is out every month, the next on Feb 20.

Allison Hay

I joined the My Weekly team nine years ago, and I love the variety of topics we cover both online and in the magazine. I manage the digital content for the brand, sharing features and information on the website, social media and in our digital newsletters. I also work for Your Best Ever Christmas - perfect as it's my favourite time of year!