July 2nd, 2015
Episode 454 of 1273 episodes
Sir Nicholas Winton, a British humanitarian who helped save 669 mainly Jewish children from the Holocaust, has died at the age of 106. Born to German Jewish parents, he was in Nazi-occupied Prague in 1938 when it became apparent to him that Jews staying in Czechoslovakia would be sent to concentration camps. Almost single-handedly, he found homes in Britain for Jewish children and arranged their safe passage by train, an operation known as the Kindertransport. For years, he kept quiet about his achievement. John spoke to Sir Nicholas in October last year.