He saved 669 children during the Holocaust
The British man who saved 669 Czech Jewish children during World War II will be awarded the Order of the White Lion, the highest order in the Czech Republic.
Sir Nicholas Winton, 105, travelled to Prague in 1939 and arranged for the children to enter Britain to save them from Nazi concentration camps.
Rules at that time allowed for those under 17 to enter the country if they had a place to stay and put up a £50 (S$105) deposit, reported The Telegraph.
The stockbroker told Mail Online that it took a bit of theft, forgery and even blackmailing to get his way.
In 2002, he was knighted for his heroic deeds.
Source: Mail Online, The Telegraph