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When Nicholas Winton met a friend in Prague in December 1938, he was shocked by the plight of thousands of refugees and Czech citizens desperate to flee from the advancing German army. A British organisation had been set up to help the adults, but who would save the children? Winton felt he could not walk away. He set up a makeshift office and in just three weeks interviewed thousands of distraught parents who had the courage to part with their children and send them alone to England. Armed with their details and photos, he returned to London to convince the Home Office of the urgency of the situation. He knew he was working against time. His supreme efforts resulted in eight trainloads bringing 669, mainly Jewish, children to London. For half a century these children, now dispersed and in their seventies, were unaware of the person to whom they owed their lives. To Winton, it was just a job. Even his wife knew nothing of what is undoubtedly his greatest achievement, until 1988, when c

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ISBN:
9780853034254
Author:
Muriel Emanuel
Publisher:
Mitchell Vallentine & Company
Author:
Emanuel, Muriel
Author:
Gissing, Vera
Location:
London
Subject:
Jews
Subject:
Refugees, jewish
Subject:
Holocaust, jewish
Subject:
World War, 19
Subject:
Kindertransports
Subject:
General
Subject:
Jewish studies
Subject:
Jews -- England.
Subject:
Kindertransports (Rescue operations)
Subject:
Biography - General
Publication Date:
20011131
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Y
Pages:
192
Dimensions:
8.90x5.70x.80 in. .85 lbs.

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"Synopsis" by , When Nicholas Winton met a friend in Prague in December 1938, he was shocked by the plight of thousands of refugees and Czech citizens desperate to flee from the advancing German army. A British organisation had been set up to help the adults, but who would save the children? Winton felt he could not walk away. He set up a makeshift office and in just three weeks interviewed thousands of distraught parents who had the courage to part with their children and send them alone to England. Armed with their details and photos, he returned to London to convince the Home Office of the urgency of the situation. He knew he was working against time. His supreme efforts resulted in eight trainloads bringing 669, mainly Jewish, children to London. For half a century these children, now dispersed and in their seventies, were unaware of the person to whom they owed their lives. To Winton, it was just a job. Even his wife knew nothing of what is undoubtedly his greatest achievement, until 1988, when c
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