This old and short clip is about a great man known for his humanitarian effort: Sir Nicholas Winton. At the year of 1938-1939, Sir Nicholas Winton organized a rescue operation that saved the lives of 669 Jewish Czechoslovakia kids from Nazi Death Camps. He brought them to safety (Great Britain) at the start of World War 2.
After the war, his great deeds remained unknown. No one knows what he did and how many lives he saved.
In 1988, Sir Nicholas Winton’s wife, Grete, found his scrapbook from 1939. That scrapbook contains the list of children’s name and their photos!
From then on, his great efforts and humanitarian action spread widely and he was at last recognized by the world. The British press even dubbed him the “British Schindler”.
Here’s an old clip where Sir Nicholas Winton is sitting with the Jewish Czechoslovakian people who he saved 50 years ago. At first, they didn’t know they are sitting with each other. They don’t know that Sir Nicholas Winton, the man who they owe their lives and the lives of their children and grandchildren (their bloodlines) are sitting next to them. Look how happy and emotional they are! Really heartwarming and inspiring!
For the record, Sir Nicholas George Winton is now 104 years old and he is still alive at this time of writing.
And here’s where you can find the list of 669 kids he saved years ago http://www.nicholaswinton.com/WintonsList/list.htm