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Holocaust Memorial Day


Today is Holocaust Memorial Day and the theme for 2016 is ‘Don’t Stand By’. Who could be a better example of someone who did not stand by than Sir Nicholas Winton, who died on 1 July 2015? In 1938-9, as a young stockbroker, he organised the rescue of over 600 children from Czechoslovakia, most of them Jewish, and found them homes in Britain. Most of their parents died in the Holocaust.


Winton with one of the children he rescued in 1939.


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