Man Who Saved 669 Kids From Nazis Turns 105, Gets Beautiful Birthday Honor

Posted on May 21, 2014

File photo taken 09 October 2007 shows British Sir Nicholas Winton in backstage of Prague’s Congress Center Hall before a meeting which paid tribute to him.

The story of Sir Nicholas Winton is one of the most profound tales of humanitarianism that you’ve probably never heard. After saving 669 children, most of them Jewish, from likely death at Nazi concentration camps at the onset of World War II, it was announced Monday — on Winton’s 105th birthday — that the heroic Englishman will be awarded the Order of the White Lion, the highest order in the Czech Republic. The award will be given to Winton this October.

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