‘Nicky’s kids’ salute the hero who saved them

It is hard to think of a more altruistic act of kindness than Sir Nicholas Winton’s heroic effort to save hundreds of Jewish refugee children from Czechoslovakia in 1939.

Winton, who died in Maidenhead, England, this week at the age of 106, had not intended to mount the urgent rescue mission. The then 29-year-old stockbroker had been looking forward to spending his Christmas 1938 break skiing in Switzerland.

That was before he received a phone call from an old friend by the name of Martin Blake, who was in Prague as an associate of the British Committee for Refugees from Czechoslovakia, asking Winton to lend a helping hand.

Source: http://www.jpost.com/Israel-News/Nickys-kids-salute-the-hero-who-saved-them-407902

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