A Jewish Barron in Britain, who was rescued by Christians from his homeland of Austria during the Holocaust in 1938, says he has a favor to repay. He has established an effort to rescue over 2,000 Christians at risk of being killed by the Islamic State terrorist organization in Iraq and Syria.
Ninety-five-year-old Lord George Weidenfeld once faced very similar circumstances as Christians in Iraq and Syria — the possibility of being martyred simply for one’s faith.
Fortunately for Weidenfeld, he benefited from a group of caring English Quakers and Plymouth Brethren who took it upon themselves to evacuate Weidenfeld and other Jewish children to the U.K. to ensure their safe escape from the grips of genocidal Nazi Germany.
Weidenfeld, who was knighted in 1969 and recognized as a life peer in 1976, told The Times that when he first arrived in Britain as a 5-year-old, he had no more than a few shillings to his name but was provided clothes and food by Christians.
Now that Weidenfeld is the millionaire owner of Weidenfeld & Nicolson publishing company, he feels he has a “debt to repay” to Christians now in the crosshairs of the Islamic State’s jihadi mission to kill or convert all non-believers.
Weidenfeld established the Weidenfeld Safe Havens Fund, which is an initiative designed to help at least 2,000 at-risk Christians flee to safety in Poland.