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Extracts from the Apr 2011 Journal

Doreen Warriner, Trevor Chadwick and the ‘Winton children’

Ever since his part in the rescue of 669 mostly Jewish children from Czechoslovakia on Kindertransport-style trains in 1939 was revealed on BBC TV’s That’s Life (February 1988), Sir Nicholas Winton has, belatedly, received something of the recognition that he deserves. A knighthood, a statue in Prague’s Wilson Station, a feature film by the Slovak director Matej Minac (1999), the Masaryk Medal of the Czech Republic and, most recently, the Channel 5 programme Britain’s Secret Schindler are but a few of the distinctions that honour his name. However, Sir Nicholas was, as he freely acknowledges, one of a group of people, mostly British, who were involved in the rescue; the others, long dead, have been almost totally forgotten. [more...]

French Railways during the war: Coalition for Holocaust Rail Justice launches website

The Coalition for Holocaust Rail Justice has launched a website providing information about the actions of the Société Nationale des Chemins de Fer Français (SNCF) and its role in the deportation of 76,000 Jews from France to death camps between March 1942 and August 1944. [more...]

Letter from Israel: Israel and the charge of apartheid

The term ‘apartheid’ is being bandied about with increasing frequency with regard to Israel. [more...]

Letters to the Editor

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