If you have not yet read the story of Sir Nicholas Winton, you are in for a treat. I thought it was a poignant time to share it after Winton passed away today aged 106.


Sir Winton gained his fame after saving 669 Jewish Czech children from the barbaric Nazi death camps. Between the years of 1938 and 1939 he rescued the children and brought them back to the safety of the UK.

Winton who was a stock broker at the time used to arrange trains to carry Jewish children out of Nazi occupied Prague.


You would have thought that someone who had done such a heroic deed would come home after the war and tell all his friends and family. Well not in the case of Sir Winton. His heroic deeds were all but forgotten until his wife Grete found an old photo album from 1939 with a list of all the children’s names and photographs.


In the video below, Sir Winton has been invited to take part in a show called “Thats Life” which aired back in 1988. He is sat in the audience unaware he is surrounded by the Jewish Czechoslovakian children and their relatives he saved all those years ago.

You can watch the touching moment below.

There are now over 6,000 people who owe their existence to Sir Nicholas. For more information on his story you may be interested in this.

source: http://blog.auntyacid.com/holocaust-hero/