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Questions The Story In DecemberNicholas Winton, a year-old London stockbroker, was about to leave for a skiing holiday in Switzerland, when he received a phone call from his friend Martin Blake asking him to cancel his holiday and immediately come to Prague: No Czech representative was present at the conference, and the agreement led to the destruction of the Czech state. Following the conference, Winston Churchill warned: This is only the beginning of the reckoning.

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Questions The Story In DecemberNicholas Winton, a year-old London stockbroker, was about to leave for a skiing holiday in Switzerland, when he received a phone call from his friend Martin Blake asking him to cancel his holiday and immediately come to Prague: Don't bother bringing your skis.

The resulting crisis led Britain and France, who had adopted a policy of appeasement, to pressure Czechoslovakia to accede to Hitler's demands. No Czech representative was present at the conference, and the agreement led to the destruction of the Czech state.

Following the conference, Winston Churchill warned: This is only the beginning of the reckoning. Winton was convinced that the German occupation of the rest of the country would soon follow.

To him and many others, the outbreak of war seemed inevitable. The news of Kristallnacht, the bloody pogrom violent attack against German and Austrian Jews on the nights of November 9 and 10,had reached Prague. Winton decided to take steps.

I decided to try to get permits to Britain for them. The situation was heartbreaking. Many of the refugees hadn't the price of a meal. Some of the mothers tried desperately to get money to buy food for themselves and their children.

The parents desperately wanted at least to get their children to safety when they couldn't manage to get visas for the whole family. I began to realize what suffering there is when armies start to march.

He was ready to start a mass evacuation. A large portion of this money was used to care for the children who were rescued. Between December and Mayalmost 10, children infants to teenagers were rescued and given shelter at farms, hostels, camps, and in private homes in Britain.

However, this effort did not include the children of Czechoslovakia; and this is why the work of Nicholas Winton was so vital. Independently of Operation Kindertransport see sidebarNicholas Winton set up his own rescue operation. At first, Winton's office was a dining room table at his hotel in Wenceslas Square in Prague.

Anxious parents, who gradually came to understand the danger they and their children were in, came to Winton and placed the future of their children into his hands.

Soon, an office was set up on Vorsilska Street, under the charge of Trevor Chadwick.

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Thousands of parents heard about this unique endeavor and hundreds of them lined up in front of the new office, drawing the attention of the Gestapo. Winton's office distributed questionnaires and registered the children. Many further requests for help came from Slovakia, a region east of Prague.

Winton contacted the governments of nations he thought could take in the children. Only Sweden and his own government said yes. Because he wanted to save the lives of as many of the endangered children as possible, Winton returned to London and planned the transport of children to Great Britain.

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He worked at his regular job on the Stock Exchange by day, and then devoted late afternoons and evenings to his rescue efforts, often working far into the night.

Winton had to find funds to use for repatriation costs, and a foster home for each child. He also had to raise money to pay for the transports when the children's parents could not cover the costs. He advertised in British newspapers, and in churches and synagogues.

He printed groups of children's photographs all over Britain. He felt certain that seeing the children's photos would convince potential sponsors and foster families to offer assistance. Finding sponsors was only one of the endless problems in obtaining the necessary documents from German and British authorities.

We went to them urgently asking for permits, only to be told languidly, 'Why rush, old boy? Nothing will happen in Europe.

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