Nicholas Winton was born on 19 May 1909 and died on 1st July 2015 aged 106. He was known for organising the rescue of 669 Czech children from Nazi-occupied Czechoslovakia during the 9 months before war broke out in 1939.
He demonstrated his integrity by not telling people about what he did. His actions only became known to the public in 1988 – almost 50 years after he saved the lives of those 669 children.
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