Wife discovers scrapbook in attic with a secret her husband had kept for 50 years

Wife discovers scrapbook in attic with a secret her husband had kept for 50 years

Nicholas WintonSir Nicholas Winton passed away on July 1 at age 106. In 1988, his wife was in the attic and noticed a scrapbook containing the names and information of 669 children from the Nazi occupation era. He had rescued all of them but had told no one of his heroic kindness.

Lift Bump reports,

His story of courage began in the winter of 1938. Nicholas Winton, a thriving stockbroker in London, was headed for a ski holiday in Switzerland. But, according to The New York Times, at the request of his friend, he dropped everything to instead travel to refugees camps in Prague.

scrapbookAfter witnessing the abhorrent conditions, Winton found himself called to help. So back in London he put out advertisements in the newspapers, appealing to families to foster Jewish children fleeing Nazi occupation.

Winton facilitated the transport of children from four countries on eight trains.

Because of his efforts, 669 children were rescued from Nazi occupation.

Dubbed the “British Schindler,” he was knighted by the Queen. In 1988, the BBC program That’s Life reunited him with many of the children he had saved. Watch the tearful video below, it will give you chills.

Rachel Alexander

Rachel Alexander

Rachel Alexander is the editor of Intellectual Conservative. She is a senior editor at The Stream, and is a regular contributor to Townhall, the Selous Foundation for Public Policy Research, and The Christian Post, and provides weekend news items for Right Wing News. She frequently appears on TV and news radio as a conservative commentator. She is a recovering attorney and former gun magazine editor. She previously served as a former Assistant Attorney General for the State of Arizona, corporate attorney for Go Daddy Software, and Special Assistant/Deputy County Attorney for the Maricopa County Attorney's Office. As co-president of the UW Political Science Honor Society, she obtained degrees in Political Science and History from the University of Washington, followed by a law degree from Boston College and the University of Arizona. She was ranked by Right Wing News as one of the 50 Best Conservative Columnists from 2011-2016.

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