Nicholas Winton organized a rescue operation that brought approximately 669 children, mostly Jewish, from Czechoslovakia to safety in Great Britain before the outbreak of World War II.
The Decision to Rescue
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Well, as I said, I went round the camps and I was told of the people whom the British Committee were trying to get out. And every day I met up with Doreen Wariner to discuss what was going on. And we usually met at one of the big hotels, the Alcron, and discussed what was going on. And in conversation she said, “There are all these children, you know, who should be got out, but the British Committee just can’t do anything about it at all. They’re far too overworked with the business of trying to get out the political refugees, the writers and all those people endangered.” And said to me, “Look, if anything can be done, perhaps you’d like to try and do it.” And that’s really how it started.