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Holocaust Memorial Day

01/27/2016

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.

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Winton with one of the children he rescued in 1939.

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