Man has no idea the people surrounding him are kids he saved from Nazi death camps during WWII
When all the children he saved stood up, I teared up.
Caryl Jane Espiritu

Can you imagine a person saving 669 lives from war?

You may think this person must be a soldier or a plane pilot, but no.

Sir Nicholas Winton was a young stockbroker who lived in London when the news of war started to spread.

It was 1938, and the second world war was about to unfold.

The Nazis were everywhere, looking for Jews who were threatened with being captured and killed by them.

It was chaos, and the last person anybody would expect to save the lives of people amid a war was a stockbroker, but Sir Nicholas did it as if it was his mission to rescue them.

The man decided to go to Prague with one thing in mind: save all the people he could before the war officially broke out.

Years before the war, Europe was already consumed by fear, especially the Jews.

Hitler was keen on making their lives more difficult, and eventually, the Jews started migrating from the place they used to call home.

At first, refugees were being accepted, but as time passed, some countries started to refuse their entry.

Things were getting ugly, and nations closing their doors on the refugees have created more chaos and fear in the continent.

Germans had already conquered some territories at the time, and there, Jews suffered through many destructive activities that took lives and made rescue impossible.

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Sir Nicholas Winton saw that people needed help, and he wanted to do something to save them in his way.

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Apart from his heart of gold, Sir Nicholas had another reason to help the Jews, and it is something that goes way back to his roots.

The man was born Nicholas Wertheimer in 1909, to a Jew couple who wanted to immerse themselves in British life.

The Wertheimers anglicized their names and were baptized in the Anglican church as the Wintons.

In 1938, Sir Nicholas already had family relations and connections who gave him information on what was happening in Europe.

As a socialist himself, the man could not just sit tight knowing his people were in a difficult situation.

He went to Prague, met with friends who could help, and hatched a plan to move children from Czechoslovakia to safer places.

Sir Nicholas did everything he could to gradually move people away from the war and give them a new life.

It was not an easy and quick feat, but the man was serious about his mission and saved 669 children from the Nazi death camps.

These children grew up to live many more years thanks to the courage and kindness of this amazing man.

He may have already passed in 2015, but Sir Nicholas received various recognitions for his outstanding accomplishments.

One was when he was surprised by a reunion with the kids he saved during the war.

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Fifty years after the harrowing experience, the grateful children went back and got together to properly thank the man who gave them new leases in life.

In an episode of the BBC program, That’s Life, in 1988, all of the living children whom Sir Nicholas saved got together to give the man the tribute he deserved.

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The show gathered the people whom Sir Nicholas saved.

The host asked who among the audience was saved by the man, and he was surprised to see most of the audience stand up.

Watch their amazing reunion and witness Sir Nicholas’ reaction in the video below.

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