Nicholas Winton has died. He saved the lives of many Czech children by organising the Kinderwagen in Prague in 1938. Among the lives he saved was that of Paul Jetter, then a young Czech Jew. Mr Jetter settled in London, was awarded a degree at Durham University and taught me and many other children at George Green’s School in Poplar. Mr Jetter was a teacher who inspired us. People remember inspiring teachers and without the work of Mr Winton my life and the lives of many other pupils at George Green’s School would have been much poorer. When I was young and at school I never heard of Mr Winton, nor had, I believe Mr Jetter, but Mr Winton’s determination to save life has meant that the lives he saved have touched and influenced me and many thousands more in many thousands of ways, all for the better.
Posted on July 2, 2015 by Robert Kyriakides