Nicholas Winton helped save 669 Jewish children from the Holocaust. Beginning March 14, 1939, these children moved by train and ferry to Britain, where they were taken into foster homes.
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The operation is called the Kindertransport. Seventy years later, survivors and descendants of "Winton's Children" gathered to recreate the historic journey.
On Sept. 1, 2009, at exactly 9:01 a.m., the Winton Train, named in Sir Nicholas's honor, departed Prague's main rail station. Here is a brief glimpse at the moments leading up to their departure.