In 1939, on the eve of World War II, young British stockbroker Nicholas Winton did something truly incredible. He risked his life to successfully save 669 Jewish children from Czechoslovakia, ensuring their safe escape to the United Kingdom.
As a true hero, he never spoke about it to anyone. The world learned about him accidentally, 50 years later, when his wife found notes on the attic. They contained everything: names, photographs, and all the documents for every child he saved.
Sir Nicholas was knighted by Queen Elizabeth in 2003. In 2014, he received the Czech Order of the White Lion. He passed away on July 1, 2015. The press called him the «British Schindler.»
In 1988, Sir Nicholas was invited to a regular BBC dinner. He had no idea that the people sitting around him were alive for one single reason: because he saved them! Watch the video to see the reaction of this humble man. Just prepare your tissues first…
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