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Sir Nicholas Winton - the man who saved 669 Jewish children from the Nazi death camps

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posted on Feb, 24 2013 @ 07:06 AM
Sir Nicholas Winton organised the rescue and passage to Britain of about 669 mostly Jewish Czechoslovakian children destined for the Nazi death camps before World War II in an operation known as the Czech Kindertransport.

This is the moment many years later when he came face to face with some of those children (now adults) who he had saved:

edit on 24-2-2013 by Ginga because: (no reason given)

posted on Feb, 1 2014 @ 02:58 PM
I'm giving this one a wee bump, since the Czech government has once again nominated Sir Nicholas Winton for the Nobel Peace Prize.

Prague Post

Prague, Jan 31 (ČTK)—British Sir Nicholas Winton, 104, who saved hundreds of Czech Jewish children before World War II, was nominated for the Nobel Peace Prize by Czech lower house head Jan Hamáček, who followed up the initiative of his predecessor Miroslava Němcová, Veronika Jacobs, from his office, said today.

Hamáček (Social Democrats, ČSSD) recalls in his nomination letter Winton's heroic effort that saved the lives of 669 Jewish children from the occupied Czechoslovakia who were transported to Britain before the war broke out.
The letter also mentions the fact that Winton will turn 105 years in May, Jacobs said.

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