Sir Nicholas Winton, MBE, a British Humanitarian, saved 669 mostly Jewish children from Nazi occupied Czechoslovakia on the eve of the Second World War. He died Wednesday, at the age of 106. Sir Winton’s operation was known as the Czech Kindertransport. Watch Winton getting the surprise of his life in this very famous TV Clip of the BBC Television Program, “That’s Life.” You will be moved to tears.
The children in the Kindertransport were found homes and families to live with in Britain. After the war, Winton, never discussed his heroic efforts with anyone. Only in 1988, his wife found out accidentally. There was a scrapbook hidden in their attic, detailing the children’s parents and families who took the youngsters in.
On October 28, 2014, Winton, was awarded the highest honor of the Czech Republic.
Sir Nicholas WInton died from respiratory failure with his daughter and grandchildren at his side. On the day that he died, exactly 76 years ago, 241 of the children Winton saved, left Nazi Occupied Prague on a train set for Britain.