In 1939 a young British stockbroker named Nicholas Winton risked his life and was able to save 669 Jewish children from Czechoslovakia during the holocaust, by ensuring their safe passage into Britain. Then afterwards, never spoke of it again. His heroic deeds weren’t discovered until 50 years later when his wife found a scrapbook in their attic with all the names and documents of the children he saved.
Nicholas died in 2015 at the age of 106, but not before being knighted by Queen Elizabeth II in 2003 and receiving the Czech Order of the White Lion in 2014. He was called the “British Schindler” by the press, and appeared on a TV show called That’s Life! in 1988, where he was invited as a guest on the program. Unbeknownst to him many of the children he saved were seated with him in the audience, and it’s incredible to watch his reaction when he finds out the people there that night were only alive because of his selfless actions.
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