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Remembering A Remarkable Journey



This week more than 100 people are retracing the journey taken by 669 children from Nazi-occupied Czechoslovakia to Britain in 1938.

Sir Nicholas Winton, then a young stockbroker, guided the Jewish children to safety in a series of "Kindertransports."

The BBC has a good piece looking at "Winton's children," including a tour of the train that's retracing the journey.

But do watch the clip above of a BBC program from 1988, where Winton, who's now 100, is surprised and surrounded by the people he saved.

-- Luke Allnutt

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