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Sunday, September 6, 2009

Inspirational: Sir Nicholas Winton

Prior to the start of the second world war, Sir Nicholas Winton with an absolute clarity in this foresight, initiated and ran an operation to evacuate children from the Czech Republic who would have surely been sent to the concentration camp, all in all 669 children were saved. All the children travelled by specially charted trains from Prague to London where they were placed with their adopted family. To me this is an absolutely fantastic true story.

 

The link below will only take you 5 – 10 minutes to read :)
     http://abcnews.go.com/International/holocaust-children-honor-sir-nicholas-winton-saved/story?id=8493151

Or you can watch this short VDO (about 9 minutes)
     http://www.cbc.ca/national/blog/video/internationalus/return_to_slovakia.html

 

What a great way to end a Sunday… totally not looking forward to a difficult meeting at work tomorrow… :(