|The Bratislava History project was
established in September 2008 and represents the work of five schools
working together in Slovakia and the UK. In October 2008, the occasion
of the British state visit to Slovakia provided the impetus to bring
together 10 extraordinary individuals, each of whom had a story to tell
about our joint British-Slovak history.
Firstly, there was 99 year old Sir Nicholas Winton,
the man responsible for saving the lives of 669 Jewish Czech and Slovak
children before war broke out in 1939. With Winton in Bratislava were
four of the 'children' he saved, each of whom has led a distinguished
life in their own right. The second important group of individuals,
were the Slovak veterans of World War Two who had fought alongside
Britain to liberate Europe from Nazism. The purpose of this project was
to interview these individuals and engage with their pasts; to record
these discussions and to present and preserve these for posterity.