How Many Lives This Man Was Able To Save Is Remarkable
In 1939, Sir Nicholas masterminded the transportation of children from Nazi-occupied Czechoslovakia to Britain, saving over 600 of them from the concentration camps. He never spoke to anyone about what he had done because he thought it was just the right thing to do.
He rarely spoke of his achievements in the decades that followed, believing his actions to be unremarkable.
He came to public attention only in 1988, when he was reunited with some of those who call themselves “Nicky’s Children” on an emotional episode of the BBC programme That’s Life!
The Czech president, Milos Zeman, wrote to Sir Nicholas:
“Your life is an example of humanity, selflessness, personal courage and modesty.”
Watch the emotional moment Sir Nicholas realizes he’s sitting next to the children he once saved!