He Saved 669 Children From The Holocaust

We live in the age of the humblebrag but perhaps we could all learn a lesson or two in humility from this guy. Sir Nicholas Winton organised the rescue and passage to Britain of about 669 mostly Jewish Czechoslovakian children destined for the Nazi death camps before World War II in an operation known as the Czech Kindertransport.

Winton found homes for the children and arranged for their safe passage to Britain. His rescue achievements went unnoticed for half a century until in 1988 his wife found a detailed scrapbook in their loft, containing lists of the children, including their parents’ names and the names and addresses of the families that took them in

This video is the BBC Programme “That’s Life” aired in 1988. .



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