'British Schindler' Holocaust hero dies at 106
Sir Nicholas Winton, the man who was often called the 'British Schindler' of the Holocaust, passed away on Wednesday, July 1, at the age of 106.
He helped save hundreds of children during the Holocaust in World War II, but he remained quiet about his heroism for about 50 years.
Eerily, the day of his death overlapped with a huge moment in Holocaust history. On July 1, 1939, a train departed from Prague with his assistance, carrying 241 children. This train contained the largest number of children that were saved from the concentration camps, and it all happened as a result of Winton's bravery and dedication.
David Cameron, the Prime Minister of the UK expressed his condolences on Twitter:
Through Sir Nicholas Winton's heroism and amazing acts, he organized trains that rescued 669 children that were bound for Nazi concentration camps.
In 2001, Sir Nicholas Winton talked to the New York Times about his bravery, delving into details about why he did what he did for the children in the Holocaust. He told the New York Times:
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