There must be a way

Sir Nicholas Winton death. Undated family handout picture of Nicholas Winton who organised the rescue of Jewish children from the Holocaust in 1939, has died aged 106, his family said. Issue date: Wednesday July 1, 2015. Sir Nicholas with one of the children he rescued. See PA story DEATH Winton. Photo credit should read: PA Wire URN:23445558
Undated family handout picture of Nicholas Winton with a refugee child. Winton organized the rescue of Jewish children from the Holocaust in 1939. Photo credit: PA Wire URN:23445558

The Hollywood Reporter recently ran an acticle about Sir Nicholas Winton, who organized the rescue of Jewish children from the Holocaust and found people in England to take in the refugee children in 1939. He was an ordinary man who asked a simple question that set in to motion the saving of thousands of children; his story is well worth the read. His daughter wrote a book about her father, and the article notes: “The real reason that her father wanted her to write her book, Barbara Winton writes, was not so people would worship him as a hero or continue to look backward. The point, he felt, was that ordinary people should recognize that ‘they, too, can act ethically in the world and make a positive difference to the lives of others.'”

The photo of Winton with a refugee child in his arms brought tears to my eyes. I looked into the eyes of refugee children in Lebanon earlier this year; there is such great, great need. Winston’s life and words encourage me: “If something is not impossible, then there must be a way to do it.”

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