In the winter of 1938 a young British stockbroker decided to forego a skiing vacation in favor of helping Czech refugees fleeing the Germans. Nicholas Winton would go on to organize eight trainloads of mostly Jewish children bringing them to safety in Britain. A total of 669 children were rescued, and the story only became public knowledge when Winton’s wife discovered a scrapbook with photos and lists of the children.
See our Featured Video page with links to a feature film as well as other selections. In our Featured Document section see the letter Winton sent to President Franklin Roosevelt in a failed attempt to ask America to take in refugee children.