Nicholas Winton, a very discreet hero

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Duration: 52’
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He never considered himself a hero, yet he saved 669 children on the eve of World War II.

As a young banker in the City of London, Nicholas Winton is about to go on a skiing vacation on Christmas 1938 when a friend calls him from Prague asking for help. In the Czechoslovakian capital, young Nicholas Winton sets up an extraordinary rescue operation for Jewish children threatened by the Nazis.

From his hotel room, he organizes the departure of trains to England and becomes a forger when he lacks authorizations and visas. 669 children board 8 trains on their way to London where they are met by host families.