FARMINGTON HILLS, Mich. (AP) – 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 is son of Sir Nicholas Winton and will speak Wednesday evening at the center in the Detroit suburb of Farmington Hills about his father’s effort known as “Kindertransport.”
The elder Winton arranged eight trains to carry 669 mostly Jewish children 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 on Winton’s 105th birthday in May 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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