The title of this blog comes from a Gaelic expression -"putting on the poor mouth"-which means to exaggerate the direness of one's situation in order to gain time or favour from creditors.
One of the less talked about episodes of WW2.
That's true. Sadly it was overshadowed by the ghastly events of the following six years.One of Nicholas WInton's main assistants, Bill Barazetti, lived not far from me. He died about 5 years ago.
I wonder if anyone ever did a what happened to these kids book.I posted on the Catholic charities in the USA took 2000 children out of Darfur. My boss had to explain the legal ramifications. Such a move does not sever parental rights.It required more work but this is what our kind do.Did you endure the horrors of legitimation? Or is that a US Bugaboo?
I think there are several books about the kindertransport exerpience. THere was alos an excellent documentary called "Into the arms fo strangers". I know that one of the kinder (Walter Kohn) was awarded the Nobel prize for Chemistry in 1998, another (Alf Dubs) was a Labour MP. Winton, Barazetti and others helped save 10,000 children. Despite all that happens in this world it is heartening to know that there are people like these who will do the right thing without any desire for adulation. Winton himself didnt talk about it for nearly 50 years.There is always far more that can be done, Beakerkin.. Dumb question but I am not sure what you mean by legitimation.
The US has a bugaboo about certain countries requiring fathers to marry their childrens mother. Among the countries that have this law are the UK.
this is for immigration purposes Beakerkin? In reality almost as many children are born out of wedlock than are born in it... Even if we had kids (we don't and we can't) I am not sure it would have mande the not-wife and myself marry.
JamsThis law does make a mess at the immigration office.
I've got to admit I am glad to be out of the Immigration business. It had it's interesting moments (and I got to meet Neil Armstrong, my childhood hero) it had its awful hours. I am glad to be a bean counter these days!
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