In May 1939 Nicholas Winton, the British stockbroker who engineered the rescue of nearly 700 Czech children, wrote to President Franklin Roosevelt asking for America to take in refugee children. Many of these children’s families would be deported to ghettos and death camps.
National Archives Archivist David Langbart wrote a post in the Archives’ blog, “The Text Message,” exploring Winton’s letter and the American response. His post is a follow up to the “60 Minutes” report available on our Featured Video page.
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