In 1939, on the eve of World War II, a young British stockbroker who was called Nicholas Winton did something which was truly incredible.
He risked his life to successfully save 669 mostly Jewish children from Czechoslovakia during The Holocaust by ensuring their safe passage to Britain.
And then, being a true hero, he never spoke of that event again until 50 years later, after his wife found a scrapbook in the attic of their home which contained the names, pictures and documents of all the children that he saved.
Sir Nicholas, who was knighted by Queen Elizabeth II in 2003 and who also received the Czech Order of the White Lion in 2014, died on July 1, 2015, at the age of 106. Dubbed the “British Schindler” by the British press, this man appeared on a UK television programme which was called “That’s Life!” in 1988.
He was also invited as a member part of the audience, being totally unaware that the people who were sitting around him were only alive because of his bravery and selflessness. You should watch the video below in order to see the moment he finally realized. You should also get your handkerchief ready…