Saturday, February 6, 2016

The Great Human

Sir Nicholas Winton is a British humanitarian who set up a rescue operation on the eve of the Second World War. His efforts saved the lives of 669 children, mostly Jewish, from Nazi death camps in Czechoslovakia, and brought them to safety in England. He has been dubbed the "British Schindler".

For half a century Winton kept quiet about his humanitarian exploits, until in 1988 his wife Grete found a scrapbook in their attic. It contained the complete list of children's names, and the names and addresses of those who took the children in. By writing to the addresses, she managed to find 80 of "Winton's children" in Britain.

This clip shows Sir Nicholas sitting in an audience of the children he saved, and the touching moment when their identity was revealed to him.

Author:Olivia Adams

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