He Saved 669 Children from Nazis. What He Doesn’t Know is They’re All Sitting Right Next to Him.

The action took place before World War II in an operation known as the Kindertransport.
In 1939, Nicholas Winton was the mastermind of an operation thanks to which many children, most of them Jews, have emerged from the former Czechoslovakia prior to the start of World War II. Shocked by the news regarding Kristallnacht (The Night of Broken Glass) and the program against German and Austrian Jews, and impressed by the inhumane conditions where Jews were forced to live after they were sheltered by the British Committee for refugees from Czechoslovakia, Winton decided he must do something. And has focused his attention on saving children. No one heard about Winton’s story for years after the end of World War II. Not even his wife, Grete, knew nothing, until one day in 1988 when, cleaning up in the attic, she came across the book with the lists of children which Winton saved from the nazis.
After finding out his “secret”, the producer of the BBC tv show That’s Life! invited him into the studio for a deeply touching surprise: reunion with some of the children whom he had saved.

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