The Real St. Nick Saved 669 Children From Hitler’s Vendetta Against the Jews.

Rivers of Hope

Sir Nicholas Winton
Sir Nicholas Winton

With the Christmas season ahead, plastic statues of the man they call Santa Claus will adorn front lawns all over the world. Grown men will dress up like him, and children will sit on his lap, sharing their Christmas wishes.

That Saint Nick is a fairy tale. He doesn’t come down chimneys, and word has it he’s probably diabetic and lactose-intolerant—so don’t leave him milk and cookies.

However, there is genuine, living Saint Nick who is a hero among men. He is a 104-year-old Englishman, where he is known as the British Schindler. Born Jewish and later converting to Christianity along with his family (today we would call them Messianic Jews, not converts), Sir Nicholas Winton lived all over Europe working in the banking industry.

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