After The War


In After The War, it is Summer 1945. The war is finally at an end and Yossi, Leo and Mordecai are among hundreds of children who arrive in the Lake District. They have survived the horrors of the concentration camps, but have now reached a place of safety and peace and a start to new lives.

The children are all haunted by their memories; Yossi by thoughts of his missing father, for example.  All are disturbed by terrible nightmares. It means, the children all wait for news from Red Cross, who are searching for any living relatives.  As Yossi waits desperately for news from home, he fears that Mordecai and Leo will move on without him. Will life by the beautiful Lake Windermere be enough to bring hope back into all their lives?

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After The War

Tom Palmer

(Conkers Barrington Stoke)

After the War tells the emotional story of three young Jewish refugees who find themselves relocated to the Lake District in Summer 1945.  There they form part of a new community, but all are waiting for news from home.  All are also haunted by memories from their time in Auschwitz.
The spectacular scenery of the Lake District provides a place of rest and recuperation.  Yossi hopes against hope that his father may have survived the camps and his friends Leo and Mordecai ponder their futures.  Furthermore, their stories are expertly woven against the background and atmosphere of the time and the upheaval of war-time Britain.
“A moving and thought-provoking read which shares the experiences of the Windermere Children. Tom has worked carefully with survivors to create a book which captures many of their memories of arrival and first months in Britain’.  Louise Stafford, Director of Learning, The National Holocaust Centre and Museum
After the War is a highly moving, yet uplifting story of survival, hope and resilience.  Tom Palmer’s eye for historical detail and his respect for the experiences of his characters shines through.  Readers may also wish to try his other war-time historical novel Over The Line which we recommend highly also.



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