stephaniecomfort posted a photo:
December 1945. British Official Photo. Belsen Orphans Find Health and Happiness in England. At Wintershill Hall, a mansion on a Hampshire Hill near Southampton, England, with 77 acres of woods and pasture to roam in eighty Jewish boys and girls from the Nazi horror camp of Belsen are being nursed back to health and are regaining their faith in human nature.
They are a part of the nearly 200,000 refugees from Europe who have been admitted into Britain.
Their ages range from 14 - 18 years and all except one, so far as can be traced, are orphans. As they learn to laugh again under the charge of Dr. Friedman, efforts are being made to trace their living relatives so that, I f possible, they may rejoin them wherever they may be.
On a recent Sunday, Wintershill celebrated the Feast of Lights, known to Jews as Hanukkah, commemorating the victory of the Maccabeans over the Greeks in 146 B.C. and becoming during the last century largely a childrens' festival. Funds for the celebration were subscribed by Jewish Canadian troops in Britain, some of whom visited the Hall to see children, who had known what it was to be glad to eat dry black bread, enjoy rich candies and cake.
Picture shows: Boys, formerly at Belsen, walk thru the gateway of Wintershill Hall, their background of freedom.