Trevor Chadwick was a Latin teacher In his family’s private boys school, Forres in Swanage, Dorset, when he was asked to go to Prague In 1938 and bring back to the U.K. two boys who would live at the school. So appalled at what he witnessed, early in 1939 he returned to Prague and became the main organiser of finding transport for children who were in danger of being sent to Nazi camps and more than likely, sent to their deaths. He liaised with Nicholas Winton, who was working with the Home Office in London, for sponsors and visas, very often Trevor managed to get forged papers for children where there was difficulties in getting official papers, working under the eyes of the Nazi’s, this was dangerous work and had he been caught, he would have been arrested and possibly sent to a detention camp. He managed to get 669 children on the Kindertransport before he had to flee Czechoslovakia when it became evident the Nazi’s were watching his activities, his life long regret was that he didn’t save more.
This is a testimonial from world renowned poet, Gerda Mayer, who was sponsored by Trevors mother and lived in her home before going on to boarding school.