If I make a lot of mistakes in this post, it's because of the tears in my eyes, though I don't cry.
Sir Nicky was 106. Here he is in 2014:
Most of his life, no one knew what he had done--what made him a great person. But in 1988, his wife found a scrap book in their attic, and then the truth began to come out. He was a London stockbroker who learned of a program called Kindertransport to get Jewish children out of Germany and Austria into England. No such program existed in Czechoslovakia, so Nicky started one.
He bribed Nazi officials, and when he couldn't get enough contributions, he gave the money himself. He saved 669 children. The last train with 250 children on it was stopped. The children were never seen again.
When the war ended, few of the children had parents living.
I learned of Sir Nicholas's contribution last year when I watched a documentary called Nicky's Family. Here's what Nicholas Winton looked like during the war:
I watched the documentary on Netflix Streaming. You should watch it, but you might cry.
Anyway, Nicky has gone to the Great Continuum, but he's not forgotten. The children he saved and their descendants now number about six thousand.
Wow. That was hard to write. I hope it makes sense.