A young British stockbroker called Nicholas Winton did something truly incredible on the eve of World War II, in 1939. During the Holocaust, he risked his life to successfully save 669 mostly Jewish children from Czechoslovakia, by ensuring their safe passage to Britain.
Fifty years later, when his wife found a scrapbook in the attic of their home that contained the documents, names and pictures of the pictures that he saved, he finally spoke of it.
Sir Nicholas, who received the Czech Order of the White Lion in 2014, and was knighted by Queen Elizabeth II in 2003, died on July 1, 2015, aged 106. Dubbed the “British Schindler” by the British press, in 1988, he appeared on a UK television programme called That’s Life!
Totally unaware that the people sitting around him were only alive because of his selflessness and bravery, he was invated as a member of the audience. Look what happened when he finally realized that. (h/t: justsomething)