In honor of International Holocaust Remembrance Day, 60 Minutes looks back at Bob Simon's 2014 profile of Sir Nicholas Winton, who saved 669 children from the Nazis. The transcript of the story is below. Now, an extraordinary story from the Second World War -- a humanitarian story that didn't come to light for decades. It concerns a young Londoner named Nicholas Winton who went to Prague, and ended up saving the lives of 669 children, mostly Jews, from almost certain death. His story begins at the end of 1938, with Europe on the brink of war. In Germany, violence against Jews was escalating and the infamous Munich Agreement paved the way for Hitler's armies to march unopposed into Czechoslovakia. In London, Nicholas Winton had been following events and knew that refugees fleeing the Nazis were in dire straits. He went to Czechoslovakia to see if there was anything he could do to help. What's strange is that for almost 50 years, he hardly told anyone about what he had accomplished and … [Read more...] about Remembering the man who saved 669 children from the Holocaust
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Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-SC) tweeted at Representative-elect Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-NY) that she should visit the U.S. Holocaust Museum to educate herself about the differences between Jewish refugees from Nazi Germany and the migrant caravan trying to cross the U.S.-Mexico border. On Sunday, Ocasio-Cortez had tweeted that the migrants — whom she prefers to call “asylum-seekers,” though few would qualify — should receive the same consideration that Jewish refugees from Nazi Germany received during the Holocaust.Ocasio-Cortez appeared not to understand that the U.S., under Democratic President Franklin Delano Roosevelt, infamously turned Jewish refugees away. As the Washington Examiner‘s Tim Worstall noted (original emphasis): What did actually happen to Jewish refugees from Germany and Austria? The U.S. maintained its strict controls on the number of migrants it would accept in those years up to entry into the war in 1941. There was also no … [Read more...] about Lindsey Graham Blasts Alexandria-Ocasio-Cortez: Visit the Holocaust Museum
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THE Holocaust saw the systematic murder of some six million European Jews. It was an event that shocked the world when the full extent of the horror came to light. What happened during the Holocaust and when was it? The Holocaust, also known as the Shoah - which means "destruction" in Hebrew - took place between 1941 and 1945. It was a genocide carried out during World War II, where Jews were targeted among other groups. The Romani people, ethnic Poles, Soviet citizens, Soviet prisoners of war, political opponents, homosexuals and Jehovah's Witnesses were also killed. Any group which did not match the behaviour of the prescribed norms was targeted. Who was involved in the Holocaust? The Nazis were the orchestrators of the Holocaust. After coming to power in 1933, Adolf Hitler's government passed laws to exclude Jews from society - most notably the Nuremberg Laws in 1935. Following the invasion of Poland in 1939 ghettos were set up to segregate Jews, and more than 42, 000 camps and … [Read more...] about What happened during the Holocaust, when was it, who was involved and what was the death toll?