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Holocaust Memorial Day
27th January 2017 @ 1:30 pm - 5:00 pm
Holocaust Memorial Day Civic Commemoration
Annual remembrance day. Bristol Keynote speaker Barbara Winton: Nicholas Winton & the Czechoslovak Kindertransport: Turning compassion into action. In 1938 thousands fled from Hitler’s advancing army into central Czechoslovakia. A 29 year old Londoner found himself in Prague witnessing the devastation and trauma they were suffering. His decision to get involved saved the lives of 669 children and became one of the many examples of compassionate action that brought a chink of light in a dark time. Barbara Winton will tell her father’s story and illuminate the motives that led to him taking action in the face of official reluctance. You will have the opportunity to buy a copy of Barbara Winton’s book on the day.
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