Sunday, July 19, 2015

60 Minutes: Sir Nicholas Winton "Saving the Children"

    This interview is my favorite of the videos on Nicholas Winton that I have posted. It really shows his spirit. He was such a modest person who did such a heroic act of chesed. He did not tell his wife about how he saved all of these children. She found out when she found  his scrapbook of  how he rescued the children when she was looking through the attic of their home fifty years after the war.  He does not think what he did was such a big deal, he just did what needed to be done. He also went on to open many nursing homes and worked with mentally disabled people after the war. His life was full of chesed.
        He met some of the children he saved on a British television show called This Life in 1988 . Then adults these  children were so grateful that he had saved their lives and to meet this man and thank him.It was so moving to watch.
         Finding out more about the life of Nicholas Winton makes a person realize how much a single ordinary person can accomplish.

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