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Sir Nicholas George Winton

Discussion in 'Off-topic Zone' started by RastaRocket, Nov 24, 2012.

  1. RastaRocket

    RastaRocket Sanka, Ya Dead Mon? Ya Mon.

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  2. arglebargle

    arglebargle Well-Known Member

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    Good find! Led to some other interesting accounts of heroic good samaritans.

    Sadly, the 'Aunt Hilda' account looks like it was babelfished. I had heard about Wallenberg and the Leica Freedom Train before, but never about Winton, Sugihara, and Zwartendijk. I know the Danish resistance also managed to move almost the entire Jewish population of Occupied Denmark to neutral Sweden in an undercover boatlift in just one night.

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Chiune_Sugihara

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jan_Zwartendijk

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gertruida_Wijsmuller-Meier

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Leica_Freedom_Train

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Raoul_Wallenberg
     
  3. RastaRocket

    RastaRocket Sanka, Ya Dead Mon? Ya Mon.

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    Awesome!

    Thank you for this information. I am going to have to read up on it some more later. It's pretty incredible that somebody such as Sugihara who was a Japanese diplomat was able to pull off what he did without being killed by the axis powers. Just incredible bravery by so many people at that time in history. That is one hell of a generation.
     

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