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Old 07-08-2012, 01:31 AM
 
Location: Tennessee/Michigan
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Over 50 years after saving 669 kids from Nazi death camps, Sir Nicholas Winton gets a tearful surprise on TV. Everyone in the audience was one of those children he saved, all grown up. This man is an Angel on Earth.

Man Who Saved Over 600 Kids From Nazis Gets a Touching Surprise
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Old 07-08-2012, 04:02 AM
 
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The man is still alive after 103 years ....... and a Christian from the Anglican Church of England.....Was declared a British Hero of the Holocaust by the British government for helping those Czechoslovakian children back in 1938
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Old 07-08-2012, 12:27 PM
 
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Fabulous. Thank you.
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Old 07-09-2012, 06:18 PM
 
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Very cool. But how old is the video? Clothes and hairstyles look mid-'80s. And the man doesn't look old enough to have been an adult in 1938.
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Old 07-09-2012, 07:24 PM
 
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Very cool. But how old is the video? Clothes and hairstyles look mid-'80s. And the man doesn't look old enough to have been an adult in 1938.
It seems that the video dates from late '80's - he would have been around 80 at the time


The Power of Good - The Nicholas Winton Story

After the war, Nicholas Winton didn't tell anyone, not even his wife Grete about his wartime rescue efforts. In 1988, a half century later, Grete found a scrapbook from 1939 in their attic, with all the children's photos, a complete list of names, a few letters from parents of the children to Winton and other documents. She finally learned the whole story. Today the scrapbooks and other papers are held at Yad Vashem, the Holocaust Martyrs' and Heroes' Remembrance Authority, in Israel.
Grete shared the story with Dr. Elisabeth Maxwell, a Holocaust historian and the wife of newspaper magnate Robert Maxwell. Robert Maxwell arranged for his newspaper to publish articles on Winton's amazing deeds. Winton's extraordinary story led to his appearance on Esther Rantzen's BBC television program, That's Life. In the studio, emotions ran high as Winton's "children" introduced themselves and expressed their gratitude to him for saving their lives. Because the program was aired nationwide, many of the rescued children also wrote to him and thanked him. Letters came from all over the world, and new faces still appear at his door, introducing themselves by names that match the documents from 1939.
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