A young British stockbroker known as Nicholas Winton performed something really amazing.,in 1939, on the eve of World War II. He endangered his life to successfully help save 669 mostly Jewish children from Czechoslovakia in the course of The Holocaust by providing their safe passage to Britain.

And after that, like a genuine hero, he never ever spoke of it again until 50 years later when his spouse discovered a scrapbook in the attic of their residence that included the names, pictures and files of the young children that he saved.

Sir Nicholas, who was knighted by Queen Elizabeth II in 2003 and who received the Czech Order of the White Lion in 2014, died on July 1, 2015, aged 106.

Dubbed the “British Schindler” by the British press, he appeared on a UK television programme called That’s Life! in 1988.

He was invited as a member of the audience, totally unaware that the people sitting around him were only alive because of his bravery and selflessness.

Watch the video below to see the moment he finally realized. Get your handkerchief ready…(h/t: justsomething)




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