Thursday, 2 July 2015

Holocaust 'hero' Sir Nicholas Winton dies aged 106

Sir Nicholas Winton, who organised the rescue of 669 children destined for Nazi concentration camps, has died aged 106   
Sir Nicholas, then a stockbroker, arranged for trains to carry Jewish children out of occupied Prague.

Sir Nicholas brought the children to Britain, battling bureaucracy at both ends, saving them from almost certain death, and then kept quiet about his exploits for a half-century.

He died on the anniversary of the departure of a train in 1939 carrying the largest number of children - 241.
His son Nick said of his father's legacy: "It is about encouraging people to make a difference and not waiting for something to be done or waiting for someone else to do it”. "It's what he tried to tell people in all his speeches and in the book written by my sister".

Nicholas Winton - How one man changed the world

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