‘Britain’s Schindler’ Dies at 106

Posted on AllSides July 1st, 2015
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A Czech stockbroker who saved more than 650 Jewish children from Nazi Germany has died at the age of 106. Dubbed "Britain's Schindler," Nicholas Winton arranged to transport children from Prague after Germany annexed Czechoslovakia in March 1939. The children originally arrived in Britain by plane, but the German invasion forced Winton to transport the children by train through Germany before they reached England by boat. Winton arranged eight trains, known as the Kindertransports (children's transports), to evacuate the children, and died on the anniversary of the 1939 departure of...

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