Many heroes helped the Jewish people escape the concentration camps set up by the Nazi’s. Sir Nicholas Winton was one of those heroes. He managed to save the lives of 669 children! It was the called the Czech Kindertransport operation, and the children that were saved were almost all Jewish Czechoslovakian children that were on their way to a death camp.
The Kindertransport went on between 1938 and 1940. By 1940, nearly 10,000 children had been rescued from Germany, Czechoslovakia, Poland and Austria and taken to Great Britain. After the war, most of the children became citizens of Great Britain and never saw their parents again; they had been murdered by the Nazis during the Holocaust.
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In the video above those children, now adults, all got together to pay Sir Nicholas Winton tribute. On July 1, 2015, Sir Nicholas Winton died, he was 106. What a hero! Share away, people.