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Post by Irn Bru on Wed Jul 01, 2015 11:48 pm

Sir Nicholas Winton, who has died aged 106, saved the lives of 669 children, most of them Jewish, from Nazi-occupied Czechoslovakia in 1939; but his achievement long went unrecognised and for 50 years few of the children knew their saviour’s name.

Winton’s heroic wartime activity emerged in 1988 when the story, based on the contents of a scrapbook containing lists of the children and letters from their parents, was published in The Sunday Mirror. Winton had previously said little about his rescue mission.

​​His role as “England’s Schindler” began shortly before Christmas 1938, when a skiing holiday he had been planning had fallen through and he was invited to visit Prague by a Left-wing schoolmaster friend, who suggested that Winton join him in “a most interesting assignment”.


http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/obituaries/11711344/Sir-Nicholas-Winton-humanitarian-obituary.html

With no thought for his own safety his only concern was for the kids whoever they were.

A brave man indeed.

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Post by Ben Reilly on Thu Jul 02, 2015 2:07 am

Just saw this elsewhere -- I'd say this guy earned each of those 106 years cheers cheers cheers

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Post by eddie on Thu Jul 02, 2015 7:30 am

What a man

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Post by Guest on Thu Jul 02, 2015 8:30 am

RIP you were blessed with a long life in return for saving all those children .

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Post by Guest on Thu Jul 02, 2015 3:11 pm

A wonderful man, very humble....bless him...

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Post by Irn Bru on Thu Jul 02, 2015 11:42 pm

Here's that moment from 1988 when he was surprised on That's Life.



Amazing!

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