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This image shows two child survivors of the concentration camps, Eva (left) and Hanna (right) Traub, at Weir Courtney Hostel, Lingfield, in 1946-1947.
By the end of World War II, millions of people had been murdered or displaced by war and genocide. Families and communities were torn apart and many child survivors found themselves orphaned. A scheme was proposed by a number of British Jewish organisations including the Jewish Refugee Committee and the Central British Fund (now known as World Jewish Relief) to allow up to a thousand of these children to move to England for recuperation.
Some of these children were housed at Lingfield House, also known as Weir Courtney, a stately home in Surrey, England. The house was owned by Sir Benjamin Drage, a prominent furniture store owner and member of the West London Synagogue.