Skip to comments.Jews saved by U.K. stockbroker to reenact 1939 journey to safety
Posted on 09/02/2009 12:25:41 AM PDT by Natufian
Nicholas Winton was a 30-year-old British stockbroker in the summer of 1939, and had been planning to spend his vacation in Switzerland. But when Germany occupied Czechoslovakia in March of that year, he obeyed the secret dictates of his heart and traveled to Prague instead. He was not given any official mission, he had no diplomatic connections, he had no secret contacts. But thousands of children, many of them orphans, were already anxiously awaiting their future in various camps there.
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What a guy. He didn’t even mention what he’d done afterwards. Talk about doing the right thing for the sake of doing the right thing rather than some celebrity or reward. We need more like him today.
Sir Nicholas Winton celebrated his 100th birthday in May.
There’s probably a lot more like him [doing good deeds and heroic acts that will remain unnoticed and unpublished] — they just aren’t talking about it.
I’m so glad you posted this article.
It’s very touching as well as inspiring.
Don’t tell any liberal he was a stockbroker. Their heads will explode.
“Theres probably a lot more like him [doing good deeds and heroic acts that will remain unnoticed and unpublished] they just arent talking about it.”
But God always notices. :)
Great Story! Thanks for posting. How the world would be such a different place if everyone acted like Winton!
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Crumbs from the capitalist table. Hmph./s
This has inspired me to add another page to my Bli Teven web site, still under development: http://sites.google.com/site/bliteven/home/chassidei-umot-haolam-1
A great legacy: 5000 people—to date—owe him their lives.
Exactly, just as in the final scene of Schindler’s List when the descendants of all the Jews Schindler saved were shown lining up to pay tribute at his grave.
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