Tuesday, May 19, 2020

Happy Birthday to The 'British Schindler' Sir Nicholas Winton

Out of the evil inhumanity from the Holocaust came some courageous heroism by many. Let us remember this British humanitarian, one of many courageous Christians, who saved Jewish lives during the Holocaust.  His name was Nicholas Winton and he would become Sir Nicholas Winton [he was blessed to live to 106 years old].

Nicolas was born in Hampstead, London, England on May 19, 1909 to German Jewish parents who would later convert to Christianity and Nicolas was baptized.

So, on this Tuesday, May 19, 2020 we wish Sir Nicholas Winton a Happy 111th Birthday!

Sir Nicholas Winton [May 19, 1909 - July 1, 2015]
In 1938, in what would become known as Operation Czech Kindertransport, Sir Nicholas Winton saved hundreds of Jewish children mostly from Czechoslovakia [sic] from the Nazi death camps, transporting them to safety in Great Britain.  It would be almost 50 years before the world would know of this man's great humanity in the face of evil.  He kept his act of courageous heroism to himself.

He would be known later in Great Britain as, "The British Schindler". 

Thanks to this post I found on You Tube video from Dil Bole Indiaa of the BBC television program that aired in 1988 called "That's Life".

Nicholas Winton gets a tearful surprise in a 1988 "That's Life" BBC program:

May God forever bless Sir Nicholas Winton and his family.


bradley said...

Truly remarkable , what a hero—— thx for posting this

Big Mike said...

You're welcome brother.