Kindertransport commemoration train arrives in London from Prague - 4 Sept. 2009 #general


Celia Male <celiamale@...>
 

Today I went to Liverpool Street Station, London for a remarkable
occasion - namely the celebration of the rescue 70 years ago of
nearly 700 children >from Czechoslovakia by the single-handed effort
of Sir Nicholas Winton, who was 100 years old in May 2009.

The much-heralded train left Prague on 1st September and was due to
arrive in London on the 4th Sept. carrying on it some of the
"children" who were on the eight trains that managed to get through.
The ninth train was stopped by the Nazis in Prague and the children
perished in the holocaust. As well as the original "Kinder", there
were family members and grandchildren too, as well as a host of
other people. There was a huge throng at Liverpool to meet the train.

It was a unique, happy and also a very moving occasion. As I suspect
I was the only genner there, I have recorded the event for you here.
There are many photographs of the train, its passengers - also of Sir
Nicholas Winton, the Czech railway men and small children who are
descendants. It is estimated that there are now about 5,000
descendants of the "Winton Children" worldwide. Here is an opportunity
for a new-type of event-based family tree! Please take a look: Sir
Nicholas Winton's train arrives - Prague Kindertransport

http://www.flickr.com/photos/cam37/sets/72157622115307675/

I suggest a slide-show to start with {choose *fast* if you are impatient}
and then do look at the individual pictures and read the notes.

Celia Male - London, U.K.

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