Back in 1939 a young British stockbroker Nicholas Winton did something truly incredible and “saved the world.” Moments before the start of the World War II he risked his life to save 669 mostly Jewish children from Czechoslovakia by ensuring their safe passage to Britain.
What is more fascinating is the fact that he never spoke about it… like a true hero he is. His wife found a scrapbook in the attic that contained all the names of all the children that were saved that day.
Sir Nicholas Winton was knighted by the Queen in 2003 and received the Czech Order of the White Lion in 2014. Sir Nicholas died on July 1, 2015 aged 106.