Three trainloads of Jewish children were able to escape from German-occupied Prague in the spring and summer of 1939, before war broke out, thanks to the efforts of the man dubbed (post-Spielberg, of course) the Schindler of Prague. Bill Barazetti, together with a British stockbroker, arranged papers and transport for three trainloads of children - the Kindertransporte - to leave the city and travel via the Netherlands to safety in London. A fourth train left Prague on the eve of the war but it never reached the Netherlands and was not heard of again. In August 1939 Barazetti fled to Britain, but it was 50 years before his story became known.
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