Nicholas Winton, a British stockbroker who saved the lives of more than 650 children trapped in Nazi-occupied Czechoslovakia on the eve of World War II, died on Wednesday. He was 106… Working primarily on his own, Winton arranged safe passage for the group of mostly Jewish children, who were placed with foster families in the United Kingdom for the duration of the war. Although he would later be compared to fellow Holocaust rescuers Oskar Schindler and Raoul Wallenberg, the modest Winton kept the story of his remarkable humanitarian efforts mostly secret—even from his family—for nearly 50 years. —History Channel
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