Vera Gissing, who escaped the Holocaust on a rescue operation, died at 93, Obituary Unavailable

Vera Gissing Death

Vera Gissing, who escaped the Holocaust on a rescue operation, died at the age of 93 – Mrs. Gissing, along with her sister, was one of at least 669 Jewish girls and boys rescued from the Holocaust by a young English stockbroker named Nicholas Winton, despite the fact that they had not known her name for nearly half a century.

According to Winton, who dismissed his actions as a “wartime gesture,” remained silent about his history until his wife uncovered a notebook with notes of his rescue activities in their attic in the 1980s. Winton’s narrative, which was first covered in the British press, grabbed international headlines and made him a hero under the garb of Oscar Schindler.

As reported by, “That’s Life!” was a BBC television program that aired in 1988. Winton, who was around 80 years old at the time, was honored in an episode. Winton was rescued by the youngsters who surrounded her in the TV studio, unbeknownst to her. “I should tell you you’re actually seated next to Nicholas Winton,” the presenter, Esther Rantzen, said to Mrs. Gissing at one point.

Mrs. Gissing said, “Hello,” as Winton brushed her tears away with her hand. Rantzen then gave a lecture to the entire studio. “May I ask if there is anyone in our audience today who owes their life to Nicholas Winton?” he said. If that’s the case, could you kindly stand?” Everyone in his immediate vicinity awoke.

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