Nicholas Winton and a heritage of compassion stemming from the Kindertransport

Tim Mulroy discusses how his father and aunt were rescued from the Holocaust by Nicholas Winton. They were part of the last train from Prague and were fostered in Rotherham and Sheffield.

Another aunt, Greta, was not able to leave Prague on the train.

Until the That’s Life programs in 1988, Hans and Hana did not know the identity of the person who organized their safe passage to Britain.

Many of the 669 children saved by Winton went on to have careers in the caring professions, such as doctors, nurses, teachers, and social workers, giving back to the people of Britain.

Tim Mulroy, Rotherham, South Yorkshire

Dr Malcolm Fletcher shares his experience collaborating with Dr Richard Smith, a Kindertransport survivor. Dr. Smith developed a medicine that is now used to treat pseudobulbar affect, benefiting those with Alzheimer’s, motor neurone disease, and traumatic brain injury.

This breakthrough has significantly improved the lives of many individuals, restoring them to near normality.

Dr Malcolm Fletcher, Former Chief Medical Officer, Institute for Neural Computation, South Carolina, US

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