He saved 669 children from death in gas chambers. When years later his wife learned the truth, she did something he totally did not expect

There are people who will do anything to gain notoriety and fame. They’ll boast of any or of small deeds, telling everyone around them of their kindness, generosity, and charity, when really all they want is applause.

Usually, people who do the most good are those who do not care about the opinions of others. They do this work because they really want to help, and the greatest reward for them is the effect of their work, not receiving praise from others. One of these people includes Nicholas Winton, who comes from the Jewish-German family Briton, and who during World War II saved the lives of 669 Jewish children.

He saved 669 children from death in gas chambers. When years later his wife learned the truth, she did something he totally did not expect 2


Before the war in 1938, Winton worked as a broker in London. He led a prosperous life. That year he was supposed to go skiing in Switzerland, but finally decided to visit a friend, Martin Blake, in Czechoslovakia. This decision changed the course of not only Nicholas’ life, but the lives of more than 600 kids.

Blake told his friend about the situation in German labor camps located on Czechoslovakia territory, where people lived in really difficult conditions. This information were so shocking to Nicholas that he almost immediately decided to dedicate all of his strength to saving the lives of people detained there, especially children.

He saved 669 children from death in gas chambers. When years later his wife learned the truth, she did something he totally did not expect 3


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