669 Jewish children were saved from the Holocaust by a single man

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    Nicholas Winton, who spent a two-week vacation to Prague in 1938 rescuing 669 children from almost certain death during the Holocaust, died Wednesday in Maidenhead, England. He was 106 years old. The local Rotary club of Maidenhead, of which Winton was a member and former president, first announced the news. "His life has been one of quiet service, and he totally fulfilled the exhortation of Horace to 'Do good by stealth and blush to find it fame,'" the club wrote in a statement on their website. After saving the 699 children, Winton returned to England and said nothing of his incredible deed for 50 years, until his wife found evidence of it in an old scrapbook in the attic of his home. "I work on the motto that if something is not impossible, there must be a way of doing it." Winton said modestly of his efforts on 60 Minutes in 2014. Nicholas Winton, who spent a two-week vacation to Prague in 1938 rescuing 669 children from almost certain death during the Holocaust, died Wednesday in Maidenhead, England. He was 106 years old. The local Rotary club of Maidenhead, of which Winton was a member and former president, first announced the news. "His life has been one of quiet service, and he totally fulfilled the exhortation of Horace to 'Do good by stealth and blush to find it fame,'" the club wrote in a statement on their website. After saving the 699 children, Winton returned to England and said nothing of his incredible deed for 50 years, until his wife found evidence of it in an old scrapbook in the attic of his home. "I work on the motto that if something is not impossible, there must be a way of doing it." Winton said modestly of his efforts on 60 Minutes in 2014. This year marks the 70th anniversary of the end of World War II. In a conflict marked by the most extreme human tragedies, it is critically important to also remember stories like Winton's. One can only hope that there were other like him, who, after it was over, just never thought of mentioning it.
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