He was planning to go on a skiing vacation until a friend called him and asked for his assistance because of the upcoming war. He felt like he couldn’t sit around and enjoy his life knowing that thousands of people were in danger so he went above and beyond to find every single child a home and he even forged paperwork and put his life into danger to save these children. He asked America for help in order to save more children but we turned him away. After he saved these children, he went on with his life and had told practically no one about what he did because he felt like saving these children was enough of an award and didn’t need anyone’s validation for what he did for these families. Later on in life, he built homes for the elderly (if I remember correctly) and has pretty much dedicated most of his life to helping others and never expected anything in return. This man is incredible.
Sir Nicholas Winton is a humanitarian who organized a rescue operation that saved the lives of 669 Jewish Czechoslovakia children from Nazi death camps, and brought them to the safety of Great Britain between the years 1938-1939.
After the war, his efforts remained unknown. But in 1988, Winton’s wife Grete found the scrapbook from 1939 with the complete list of children’s names and photos. Sir Nicholas Winton is sitting in an audience of Jewish Czechoslovakian people who he saved 50 years before.