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95-Year-Old Holocaust Survivor Funds Rescue Of 2,000 ISIS Victims


George Weidenfeld was able to escape death in 1938 due to the kindness of Christians.  He is now ‘repaying a debt’ by aiding in the escape of 2,000 Middle-Eastern Christians from ISIS.

George was able to escape to Britain in 1938 by the help of the Plymouth Brethren and Quakers who clothed and fed him.  This 95-year-old holocaust survivor is now ‘paying it forward’ by funding a rescue of up to 2,000 Christians from the Middle-East.

A member of Britain’s House of Lords, he is spearhead Weidenfeld safe Havens Fund, which was able to support 150 Syrian Christians escape to Poland a few weeks ago.

George is a philanthropist who knows what it’s like to have to start over completely.  When he escaped to Britain just before the start of WWII, he only had a few shillings on him.  He was able to establish the Weidenfeld and Nicholson publishing business with a decade, however, and in 1976, he was made a life peer in Britain’s upper house.

I had a debt  to repay. It applies to so many young people who were on the Kinderstransport,”  Weidenfeld told The Times of London.

The kinderstransport is what the Germans named the


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