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Retracing a life-saving train journey


On the eve of World War II, the British diplomat Sir Nicholas Winton helped hundreds of Jewish children in Czechoslovakia escape almost certain death at the hands of the Nazis on trains from Prague.

Now some of the people whose lives he saved are embarking on a journey of remembrance across Europe, retracing their original route to safety on a special steam train.

Marian Simo of Czech Railways shows the BBC around a train that would have been very similar to the one the children travelled on 70 years ago.


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