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Man who rescued 669 Jewish children during the Holocaust has no clue they’re around him

Sir Nicholas Winton is a young British stockbroker who risked his life and organized a rescue operation that saved the lives of 669 Jewish Czechoslovakia children from Nazi death camps, and ensured their safe passage to Great Britain between the years 1938-1939.

After his heroic act, Winton never spoke of it again. Fifty years later, his wife found a a scrapbook in the attic of their home with the complete list of children’s names and photos.

Sir Nicholas, who was knighted by Queen Elizabeth II in 2003 and who received the Czech Order of the White Lion in 2014, died on July 1, 2015, aged 106. Dubbed the “British Schindler” by the British press, he made an appearance on “That’s Life!” a UK television program in 1988. He thought he was assisting like any other person in the audience, with no idea that the people sitting around him were only alive because of his bravery and selflessness. Watch the video below to see the moment he finally realized. Get your handkerchief ready…