Not Rated | | Drama, War
This is the stark, moving ultimately redemptive story of the bonds these children make with one another, and of how the friendships forged at Windermere become a lifeline to a fruitful future.
The German documentary series ZDF history portrayed several of the one-time children. One of them is Bela, the "leader" of the bunch of three-year-olds who arrived at Windermere completely bewildered and totally speechless.
The camps taught them survival at any cost.
The bicycles, abandoned when the local boys are chased away from the fumigation, carry orange reflectors on their wheels. Such reflectors were introduced in Finland in 1960, so would not be present on bicycles during the late 1940s.
[caption, as footage of Chaim 'Harry' Olmer and the actor who played him are shown looking over Lake Windermere] Chaim's name was officially corrected in 1946. Seven years later, he was reunited with his sister.