Nicholas Winton saved me from the Nazis. I only found out 50 years later

Posted on July 6, 2015

Nicholas Winton with one of the 669 children he rescued from Czechoslovakia on the eve of the second world war. Photograph: PA

It was long after I arrived on a Kindertransport in London in the summer of 1939 that I heard of Nicky Winton. I simply knew I had arrived on a Kindertransport, but had no idea who had made it possible for me, and hundreds of other mainly Jewish children to escape the Nazis. Then, in 1988 Esther Rantzen featured Nicky on her TV show That’s Life, and described what he had done. All of us who came on a Kindertransport from Prague soon began to meet him, and we kept in touch regularly.

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