Man Who Saved 669 Children During The Holocaust Has No Idea They’re Around Him, Watch His Reaction
It was in 1939 when a young stockbroker in London dropped everything to rescue fleeing Jewish refugees from Nazi-occupied parts of Europe. Sir Nicholas Winton arranged passage for more than 600 Jewish children across four countries and brought them to England, and he worked to find British families to take the children in. It took eight trains, a careful planning and absolute secrecy. He kept it so secret that even his wife knew nothing of it until 50 years later when she saw a scrapbook in their attic! The scrapbook contained photos and names of the children that were rescued all those years ago. His wife, Greta, took the story to Holocaust researcher Elisabeth Maxwell and letters to the then-children were sent. Over 200 responses were received out of the 669 children on the list.