Nicholas Winton memorial service honours Holocaust hero
A memorial service is being held for Sir Nicholas Winton, who rescued hundreds of children from the Holocaust in the months before World War Two.
Some 400 people are attending event at London’s Guildhall, including 28 of those he saved and Czech, Slovak and UK government representatives.
Sir Nicholas organised the “Kindertransport” in which 669 mostly Jewish children came to Britain by train from Czechoslovakia in 1939.
He died on 1 July last year, aged 106.
The Kindertransport became public knowledge on BBC TV show That’s Life in 1988 when presenter Esther Rantzen reunited some of those saved with the person who helped them escape the Nazis
Sir Nicholas Winton, Nicky’s Children, the Czech Kindertransport
Sir Nicholas George WintonMBE (born Nicholas George Wertheim; 19 May 1909 – 1 July 2015) was…
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