Take Two for March 21, 2013

'Kinder' mark their escape from Nazi-occupied homelands

Ruth Humpreyes, a Jewish survivor of the


Ruth Humpreyes, a Jewish survivor of the Holocaust, looks out from a window of the historical train named ''Winton train'' at Prague's Main Railway Station on September 1, 2009, on the 70th anniversary of the start of World War II. The Winton train is named after Sir Nicholas Winton who rescued Humpreyes and 668 mostly Jewish-Czech children from their doomed fate in the Nazi death camps, prior to the outbreak of World War II in an operation known as the Czech Kindertransport.

This year marks the 75th anniversary of "kinder transport." The program brought Jewish children out of Germany, Austria, Czechoslovakia and Poland before the Nazis tried to wipe out the Jewish populations there. Many of those "kinder," now mostly in their '80s, eventually ended up in California.

For the California Report, Susan Valot caught up with a couple of them at a recent reunion in Irvine.

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