A talk by Eva Paddock, one of Nicholas Winton’s “Children”.
This talk is primarily for the children of the Czech School in Boston, but everyone is welcome to attend!
1 Oxford St, Cambridge, MA 02138
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Date: Saturday, March 24, 2018
Time: 4-6 PM
Eva Paddock was born in Czechoslovakia in 1935. In July 1939 Eva and her sister Milena were sent to safety in England on the last Kindertransport train to leave Prague. The Czech kindertransports were masterminded and organized by Nicholas Winton, a young British banker. Eva is one of the fortunate children whose parents both escaped the Nazi invasion and the family was reunited in 1940.
Eva Paddock with Nicky (Nicholas) Winton
Eva grew up in England and married an English architect in 1955. They came to live in Cambridge MA. in 1965. She has had multiple careers in education, teaching at all levels from early childhood to graduate school and serving as a school principal for ten years. Upon retirement Eva went back to school and retrained as a mental health worker.
In 2009 Eva participated in The Winton train Project: Inspiration for Goodness. Twenty two of the original Kindertransport children, their children and grandchildren travelled by steam train from Prague to London, re-tracing the route they had taken in 1939. They were met, once again, at Liverpool Street Station by Sir Nicholas Winton. The purpose of the project was not only to honor Sir Nicholas whose actions had saved the lives of 680 children, but also to inspire young people of today to perform individual “acts of goodness” in their own worlds – as Nicholas Winton had done in 1939.