Some children from concentration camps were transported to the UK after the war for recovery. The Duchess of Cambridge, Kate Middleton, recently met two of them.
The Duchess asks to meet with Arek Hersh and Ike Alterman when, she read about the story of the so-called Windermere Children, who were airlifted from Prague to Britain in August 1945 for recovery. During a six-month stay on the shores of Lake Windermere in the British Lake District, the 90-year-old survivors underwent various outdoor activities with psychiatric treatment and the company.
For war victims such as Windermere Children, the British government has helped these people build new lives abroad. On the contrary, as confirmed by Kate Middleton’s meeting with Hersh and Alterman, the scars of the Holocaust never completely healed.
“It was difficult to get out of the whole situation. I lost everything. Parents, brothers and sisters, “ server described for expats.cz Arek Hersch. In London, he has even met not only Kate in the past, but is Prince William. “I told them my opinion. The outdoor stay here helped me a lot, but that’s still not all, “ responded to staying by the lake.
Ika praised the session with the Duchess. “She is amazing,” mention at her address, the 93-year-old survivor of three concentration camps. “We laughed a lot, we talked about her and my children and also how much we love the lakes. I have two daughters and a granddaughter. I told Kate what happened to me during the war, but also what I did after that. “ say Ika.
“I didn’t know what to expect, but we talked like good friends. She was so human. “ to add. Arek also praised the Duchess. “It was nice, she was interested in our fate.” he said.