Britain’s Schindler, a Reluctant Hero

Posted on July 10, 2014

Sir Nicholas Winton, Petr David Josek/Associated Press

In 1988, the BBC program “That’s Life!” aired an episode dedicated to Sir Nicholas Winton, a British stockbroker who rescued 669 mostly Jewish children from Nazi-occupied Czechoslovakia in 1939. In the wake of Sir Nicholas’s 105th birthday last May, a segment from that episode went viral.

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