Humble Heroes. They still exist. Thank God!
The last few days there has been a lot of internet buzz on Sir Nicholas Winton who helped saved 650 Jewish children from the Nazis during World War two. A Youtube clip of a 1988 British TV program reuniting him with the kids he rescued went viral.
Sir Nicholas Winton is one of the lesser-known figures of World War II. He organized the rescue of over 650 children (mostly Jewish Czechoslovakians) in an operation called the Czech Kindertransport.
The children were destined for the Nazi death camps, and Winton was instrumental in getting them safe passage to Britain.
After the war was over, Winton didn’t brag about his exploits. In fact, he didn’t tell a soul for half a century, not even his wife Grete. Then, in 1988, Grete found a scrapbook dating to 1939 in their attic.
It held all the children’s photos, a list of their names…
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