Nicholas Winton And The Holocaust

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Elie Wiesel once proclaimed, “It all happened so fast. The ghetto. The deportation. The sealed cattle car. The fiery altar upon which the history of our people and the future of mankind were meant to be sacrificed.” There were around six million people that had to experience these exact situations. This became known as the Holocaust. The Holocaust was a very traumatic and eye opening event for humans. They came to a realization of how cruel mankind can be. Most of the people that tried saving children were usually courageous Christians (Hoffman 9). There were a few brave souls that risked everything to save a few people, such as Sir Nicholas Winton and many others (“Holocaust”). This paper explicates Nicholas Winton’s life, and what he did to help the children in the Holocaust. Nicholas Winton was born in Hampstead, United Kingdom. He was born on May 19, 1909. Winton was the oldest of three children; his parents were Rudolf and Wertheimer. His father was a successful banker who housed his family in a twenty-room mansion in West Hampstead, London. Winton followed in his father 's footsteps of what he did career wise; he apprenticed in international banking. Afterwards he worked for many banks in London, Berlin, and Paris. He returned to England to begin his stockbroking career in 1931 (Aldrich). Winton died at the old age of 106 (Shoichet). Winton had a planned trip to Swiss Ski for vacation in December of 1938. He decided to skip the trip to go visit one of his friends
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