Son to speak about man who saved Jewish children

By: Associated Press Email
By: Associated Press Email

FARMINGTON HILLS, Mich. The son of a British man who organized mass evacuations of children to save them from Nazi concentration camps will share his father's story at Michigan's Holocaust Memorial Center.

Nick Winton, son of Sir Nicholas Winton, will speak Wednesday evening at the center in the Detroit suburb of Farmington Hills about his father's effort known as "Kindertransport." Winton arranged eight trains to carry 669 children, most of them Jewish, from Czechoslovakia through Germany to Britain at the outbreak of World War II in 1939.

Czech Republic President Milos Zeman wrote in a letter published in May - on Winton's 105th birthday - that he exhibited humanity, selflessness and bravery. Zeman plans to award Winton the highest Czech state decoration in October.

The elder Winton lives in London.

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