In 1938, Nicholas Winton spearheaded an operation to save Jewish Czechoslovakian children from the Holocaust. He found homes in Britain for 669 children, many of whose parents would eventually die in Auschwitz. The operation was later known as the Czech Kindertransport. The British press would later dub him the “British Schindler”.

Apparently, Nicholas spent years in agonizing guilt over the children he wasn't able to save.

In 1988 Winton's wife discovered a scrapbook with lists of names of the children he saved, and journals documenting his rescue operation. She then convinced him to go public about his life saving efforts and appear on the show 'That's Life.'

That's when THIS happened

Yesterday, Nicholas Winton turned 105 years old!

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