Nicholas Winton, Hero of the Children

Theresa Thomas

This story falls under the category of inspiring, heartwarming, and (happy) tear-inducing. Grab some Kleenex and sit back. Then wonder what impact your life will have on others, based on the choices you make today. And act on your resolutions.


In December 1938, Nicholas Winton, a 29-year-old London stockbroker, was about to leave for a skiing holiday in Switzerland, when he received a phone call from his friend Martin Blake asking him to cancel his holiday and immediately come to Prague: “I have a most interesting assignment and I need your help. Don’t bother bringing your skis.” When Winton arrived, he was asked to help in the camps, in which thousands of refugees were living in appalling conditions.
In October 1938, after the ill-fated Munich Agreement between Germany and the Western European powers, the Nazis annexed a large part of western Czechoslovakia, the Sudetenland. Winton was convinced that the German occupation…

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