World War Two featured many atrocities, the biggest being the Holocaust.
Millions of people were killed during the Holocaust. Jews, gypsies, mentally disabled people, homosexuals. What happened is truly the stuff of nightmares, and still hearing about it to this day is enough to send shivers down our spines. It’s believed that there were 200,000 perpetrators of the Holocaust.
People who didn’t believe in what the Germans were doing tried to help however they could, though doing so was extremely risky.
Being caught would likely result in you being shot, or worse, thrown in a concentration camp yourself.
But, the risks involved didn’t deter some people, who became heroes in the eyes of the world.
One of these heroes is Sir Nicholas Winton.Sir Winton is a humanitarian who organized a rescue operation that saved the lives of 669 Jewish Czechoslovakia children who were heading to Nazi death camps. Sir Winton managed to safely bring them to Great Britain between the years 1938 and 1939.His hard work and determination were astounding. But sadly, his efforts remained unknown. Well, until 1988.Winton’s wife, Grete, found a scrapbook from 1939 with the complete list of children’s names and photos. They were the children he managed to save.