Nicholas Winton helped 669 Jewish children escape the Holocaust

From the LinkedIn page of Marijn Markus:

Nicholas Winton helped ๐Ÿ”๐Ÿ”๐Ÿ— Jewish children escape
From ๐๐š๐ณ๐ข occupation during the ๐‡๐จ๐ฅ๐จ๐œ๐š๐ฎ๐ฌ๐ญ
๐Ÿ‘‰ His efforts went unrecognized for 50 years.

Then in 1988, while sitting in a #TV audience,
He suddenly found himself surrounded ๐Ÿ˜Š
By the children heโ€™d rescued, now adults.

Winton never spoke much about it publicly.

โ˜๏ธ The world only found out in 1988, when the BBC got hold of a scrapbook his wife found in the attic.

In it were photos, names and records of hundreds of European children for whom Winton had arranged transport from Czechoslovakia to the #UK

The BBC managed to track down 80 of these individuals
And invited them to the show ๐Ÿ’Œ

๐Ÿฉบ One of the children Nicholas saved was Leslie Brent. He became a doctor and went on to become one of the world’s top immunologists who pioneered organ transplants.

๐Ÿ’ก Potentially millions of people are alive today
Because of the #Kindness of one man.

“Don’t be content in your life ๐ฃ๐ฎ๐ฌ๐ญ to do no ๐ฐ๐ซ๐จ๐ง๐ .
Be prepared ๐ž๐ฏ๐ž๐ซ๐ฒ ๐๐š๐ฒ to try and do some ๐ ๐จ๐จ๐.”

  • Nicholas Winton

Remember his words

๐Ÿ™ Next time you see people in need

Health #History #Ethics

Incredible video here:


Now some of todayโ€™s saints. From the LinkedIn page of Alex Maxymek:

The face of saints. Brave and selfless beyond imagination. Killed in Soledar while rescuing children, the elderly, and others including animals.

“To be able to get them out of these war-torn areas, it makes it definitely more worthwhile than anything else that I can imagine,” he said

Chris Parry.

Andrew Bagshaw.

Repeat these names.

Then take some time today to think about them and their families.

These are not the first, nor will they be the last unfortunately, but they and their heroic actions must not be forgotten.

Forever grateful.


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