Lecture in language
Barbara Winton (GBR)
Daughter of Sir Nicholas Winton, homeotherapist and alternative therapist
„My father's story is very useful for reminding people today of how valuable it is to do something you believe in.“
Her father was Sir Nicolas Winton, a man who at the beginning of the World War II rescued 669 Czechoslovak, mostly Jewish children from death in Nazi concentration camps. She wrote a book about Nicholas Winton's life and does everything to prevent forgetting his act.
Barbara Winton, the daughter of Nicholas and Greta Winton, was born in 1953. She is an alternative therapist and lives in the Herefordshire countryside with her husband Stephen Watson, with
Barbara Winton, the daughter of Nicholas and Greta Winton, was born in 1953. She is an alternative therapist and lives in the Herefordshire countryside with her husband Stephen Watson, with whom she has two children.
The life of the entire Winton family was radically changed in 1988. At that time, the story from the year 1939 was revived thanks to the interest of the British media and the rescued children. Since then, Barbara has spent much of her life helping with her father's activities. She accompanied him on his travels all over the world until his death in 2015. She is still actively engaged in all the activities associated with this act and helps to maintain contacts with "Winton's children".
She is the author of a biographical book about Nicholas Winton's life If It's Not Impossible... (2014) in which she tries to answer what motivated her father to actively help strangers. The title of biography refers to Winton's motto: "If something is not impossible, there must be a way to do it."
She took after her father in an important feature: the desire to debate the events of the world. According to her, the Czech Republic should be more generous to refugee children and she herself sees a parallel between 1939 and the current refugee crisis.