Here are some pictures from our Holocaust Memorial Day launch in January 2019. We lit candles for the individual members of the families of the boys who were murdered in the Holocaust. On display at the event was the work of the girls of St George’s Ascot School who had studied the story of Ascot’s Belsen Boys in class.

The event was attended by two of the child Holocaust survivors who were cared for in Ascot, Ivor Perl and Sam Freiman, and family and friends of the others. Simon Dudley, the leader of the council and Colin Rayner, the deputy mayor spoke at the event, as did journalist Rosie Whitehouse. Rabbi Jonathan Romain of Maidenhead Synagogue and Gery Adler said the prayers for the dead.

We are are grateful to the Ascot Durning Library Trust for supporting the event.

Click on the photo below to see a slideshow of the event:


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AHEP was featured on Channel 5’s Do The Right Thing with Eamonn Holmes and Ruth Langsford on 15 February 2019. Some of the show was filmed at Ascot Racecourse. In the distance among the trees is where Woodcote House was sited before its demolition.

Ivor Perl who was cared for at Ascot is seated on the right. The two sons of Sam Diament who was also cared for in Ascot were flown in from the USA. on the sofa is Irene Baldock (left) and Margaret Nutley (right) both of whom remember Ascot’s Belsen Boys.

Ivor Perl who was cared for at Ascot is seated on the right. The two sons of Sam Diament who was also cared for in Ascot were flown in from the USA. on the sofa is Irene Baldock (left) and Margaret Nutley (right) both of whom remember Ascot’s Belsen Boys.

The show was a great success and a good time was had by all. From the Left: Irene Baldock, Sam Freiman, Margaret Nutley and Ivor Perl.

The show was a great success and a good time was had by all. From the Left: Irene Baldock, Sam Freiman, Margaret Nutley and Ivor Perl.