Tuesday, November 9, 2010

The Power of Good

Bob and I had the honour of visiting a local Jewish synagogue tonight for a presentation in their Holocaust Education Week. Today was the commemoration of the 72nd anniversary of Kristallnacht.

We watched a film that told an amazing story of a man named Nicholas Winton who rescued 669 children from Czechoslovakia in 1939. Three of those children are living here in our city and were in attendance tonight. You can imagine the how emotionally charged the room was as we listened raptly to the stories and the account of this man who saved them. I am still a wreck. Another amazing thing about this man is his humility. In 1988, fifty years after the fact, Mr. Winton's wife discovered a forgotten scrapbook and learned of the hero she had married.

You can read more about the story here.

If you have the opportunity, please watch the powerful documentary, The Power of Good.


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