BETHESDA, Md. (WUSA9) -- A Bethesda woman is among the more than 600 children rescued during WWII by Nicholas Winton, who is best known as the "British Schindler".
In 1939, Alice Masters was a teenager living in a small then-Czechoslovakian town with her parents and two sisters.
"In the winter we skated and skied. We had a wonderful childhood. It was a village life, and I loved everything about it," Masters said.
But Hitler's army was steadily making its way into Europe. In Germany, his men had already carried out deadly attacks on Jewish homes and businesses –Masters' family was Jewish. Her parents were worried, but one of Masters' uncles, who was living in London, told them about a man named Nicholas Winton, who had something to do with getting children from Prague to London.