October 14, 2014

WHAT CAN TOP BEING HONORED BY VACLAV HAVEL?:

'British Oskar Schindler' Sir Nicholas Winton to travel to Czech Republic to receive honour (Don Mackay, 10/14/14, Daily Mirror)

A man aged 105 known as "the British Oskar Schindler" is to receive the Czech Republic's highest honour.

Sir Nicholas Winton saved 669 Czech Jewish children from the Nazi Holocaust.

He used his powers as a diplomat to organise their transport to the UK before the Second World War. [...]

 
Before the start of WWII the diplomat used his visa powers to organise the transport of 669 Czechoslovakian Jewish children from Bohemia and Moravia to Great Britain where he found homes for them.

The transportation of the children was known as Czech Kindertransport.

His activities had not been known for many years until holocaust historian Elisabeth Maxwell revealed them.

In 1998 Czech president Vaclav Havel gave him Order of Tomas Garrigue Masaryk.

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