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How a 29-Year-Old Stockbroker Saved 669 lives

Emily Pasnak-Lapchick

In 1939 Nicholas Winton and Martin Blake were supposed to take a skiing vacation. Instead, Blake, who worked with refugees, told Winton, a 29-year-old stockbroker, that he should visit him in Prague and help with the refugees fleeing Hitler's advancing armies. Winton did go to Prague and he was deeply affected by what he saw. Fueled by compassion, the young stockbroker worked day and night to literally save the lives of 699 young children. For decades he kept it all a secret - even from his wife

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