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Nicholas Winton (born Nicholas George Wertheim), of the Most Excellent Order of the British Empire, left us July 1, 2015, at 106 years old.
Just before World War II, he rescued over 600 children, most of them Jews, from Czechoslovakia. He had found them families and provided for their safe travel, but never discussed what he was doing, nor what he had done afterward, with anyone.
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The following except is from the Introduction, Page 1 of:
Studies in Antisemitism
Alvin H. Rosenfeld, editor
European Muslim Antisemitism: Why Young Urban Males Say They Don't Like Jews, by Günther Jikeli, Indiana University Press, Bloomington & Indianapolis
King Louis issued orders that any Jew found in public without a yellow ID badge, would be fined 10 livres of silver. During that time the badge was usually a rota, or yellow wheel, similar to this one, issued in Germany.