Criminal Kindness

When Sir Nicholas Winton died last year at the age of 106, he was hailed as a hero. The British humanitarian set off for Nazi-occupied Prague as a young stockbroker in 1939 and single-handedly arranged for the rescue of 669 children bound for the concentration camps. In the course of the mission, he is reported on occasion to have forged delayed Home Office documents, without which the children could not leave Czechoslovakia. Continue reading