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2012-06-21 06:14:39 PM
wow, that's really amazing...a true hero!
 
2012-06-21 06:27:25 PM
That vid needs some more build up/info.

For instance, how did he save the children? That would be interesting to know.
 
2012-06-21 06:38:27 PM

MeinRS6: That vid needs some more build up/info.

For instance, how did he save the children? That would be interesting to know.


Link
 
2012-06-21 06:42:39 PM
Also, Subby wasn't kidding about the dust. I teared up when all those people stood up, and more when I read the Wikipedia article. Yikes.
 
2012-06-21 06:50:09 PM

pudding7: MeinRS6: That vid needs some more build up/info.

For instance, how did he save the children? That would be interesting to know.

Link


Wow.
 
2012-06-21 06:52:23 PM
That was pretty amazing. Thanks subby for posting this.
 
2012-06-21 06:58:50 PM

pudding7: Also, Subby wasn't kidding about the dust. I teared up when all those people stood up, and more when I read the Wikipedia article. Yikes.


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pics on Sodahead
 
2012-06-21 07:08:44 PM

pudding7: MeinRS6: That vid needs some more build up/info.

For instance, how did he save the children? That would be interesting to know.

Link


Thanks. That makes the vid more meaningful.
 
2012-06-21 07:43:08 PM

Gwendolyn: pudding7: MeinRS6: That vid needs some more build up/info.

For instance, how did he save the children? That would be interesting to know.

Link

Wow.


And he never mentioned it.

amazing.

/all this dust
 
2012-06-21 09:49:04 PM
There have been some pretty lame uses of the HERO tag on FARK lately.

This is not one of them.

/my allergies are acting up again
//damn pollen everywhere
 
2012-06-21 09:52:21 PM
I really need to do more with my life...
 
2012-06-21 10:44:29 PM
Now THIS is what the Hero tag is for. Not for the majority of the uses around here, this man is a hero & if it were a just world his name would be as well known as the 'heroes' who do nothing more than hit/chase/carry/shoot some sort of ball around a playing field.

/thanks Subby, not sure how you knew about the dust in my house but thanks anyway
//glad Mr. Winton is still with us as well. Long may he live, he deserves at least a year for each child rescued.
 
2012-06-21 10:53:49 PM
Here's about a 10 min segment on his story/life at YouTube. Lots of other clips off to the right too.

/watching these beats the hell of the Lost rerun that the rest of the family is engrossed in....
 
2012-06-21 10:58:42 PM
Well, damn.
 
2012-06-21 11:20:28 PM
While what he did was definitely commendable I was underwhelmed by the wimp video and had to look it up on Wiki after it popped up on my Facebook.

If you want a real tearjerker story from Wimp, try this video on for size: WWII widow finally finds out what happened to her missing husband. (pops)
 
2012-06-21 11:33:54 PM
I am going to sleep tonight knowing that humans as awesome add this guy exist.

/staying off his lawn.
 
2012-06-21 11:45:56 PM
I like that he was MBE before he got the recognition for the rescue of the children.
 
2012-06-21 11:50:22 PM
gorram ninja onion brigade....
 
2012-06-22 12:21:43 AM
In case anyone missed it, the guy is still alive, and 103.
 
2012-06-22 12:26:08 AM
Dust? Your dog wants a new meme.

.
 
2012-06-22 12:29:17 AM
Whoever saves a life, it is considered as if he saved an entire world.
- Mishnah Sanhedrin 4:5;
 
2012-06-22 02:08:32 AM

Recoil Therapy: Here's about a 10 min segment on his story/life at YouTube. Lots of other clips off to the right too.

/watching these beats the hell of the Lost rerun that the rest of the family is engrossed in....


Much better video.

Thank you and subby for posting.
 
2012-06-22 03:44:38 AM
The video made me cry. The wiki link made me cry more, and the youtube link has me still crying.

Thanks to all of you.
 
2012-06-22 03:53:39 AM

adeist69: If you want a real tearjerker story from Wimp, try this video on for size: WWII widow finally finds out what happened to her missing husband. (pops)


Well geez. That was just amazing.
 
2012-06-22 04:19:38 AM

thecadillacboy: In case anyone missed it, the guy is still alive, and 103.


Yeah I just saw that, amazing.

/I really need to dust my room more often
 
2012-06-22 07:40:16 AM
farkING DUST! TOO EARLY DAMN YOU SUBBY
 
2012-06-22 08:01:10 AM
Saw the full length documentary at the Jerusalem Jewish Film Festival last year.

Nicky's Family

Needless to say the theatre was mighty dusty by the end of the film.
 
2012-06-22 08:21:53 AM

adeist69: If you want a real tearjerker story from Wimp, try this video on for size: WWII widow finally finds out what happened to her missing husband. (pops)


Holy farking sh*t. That was amazing.
 
2012-06-22 08:29:23 AM
So. much. dust.

Thank you, subby.
 
2012-06-22 08:31:10 AM

pudding7: Also, Subby wasn't kidding about the dust. I teared up when all those people stood up, and more when I read the Wikipedia article. Yikes.


Same here. I'd never heard about this man before. What a story. The most heartbreaking part of the story -- for me, at least -- was how the last group of 250 children was turned back when the war started. We might never know what became of them.
 
2012-06-22 08:45:51 AM
Amazing. Truly a hero.
 
2012-06-22 08:58:19 AM
MeinRS6

That vid needs some more build up/info.

For instance, how did he save the children? That would be interesting to know.

^This. I watched that yesterday, but w/o knowing wtf he did there's no draw to the vid.
 
2012-06-22 09:01:51 AM

Sylvia_Bandersnatch: the last group of 250 children was turned back when the war started. We might never know what became of them.


I'm guessing they never made it out alive, sad but true.
 
2012-06-22 09:13:17 AM
But...but...but...overpopulation.

I went there, I'm an ass.
 
2012-06-22 10:28:13 AM
ok..

A: im a 42 year old crybaby it seems...

and B: My life means nothing now... wasted it :(
 
2012-06-22 10:34:42 AM

Icetech3: ok..

A: im a 42 year old crybaby it seems...

and B: My life means nothing now... wasted it :(


Don't be daft. You're 42. I'm 45. I restarted my life a couple of years ago (when I was your age), went back and became a police officer. You're never to old to do the things you want to do with your life.
 
2012-06-22 11:23:11 AM
Holy lump in the throat, Batman.
 
2012-06-22 11:26:56 AM

adeist69: While what he did was definitely commendable I was underwhelmed by the wimp video and had to look it up on Wiki after it popped up on my Facebook.

If you want a real tearjerker story from Wimp, try this video on for size: WWII widow finally finds out what happened to her missing husband. (pops)


Holy crap
 
2012-06-22 11:33:25 AM

downpaymentblues: adeist69: If you want a real tearjerker story from Wimp, try this video on for size: WWII widow finally finds out what happened to her missing husband. (pops)

Well geez. That was just amazing.


I'm not as moved. She knew he was gone; what was she holding out for? Many more widows lost their loved ones and never got the benefit of a granite headstone.
 
2012-06-22 11:54:25 AM
Okay, yup. That got me. Straight in the cynical, hardened heart.
 
2012-06-22 11:55:15 AM
Only 669 saved kids? Slacker.

/KIDDING..The guy is amazing--should be as famous as Patton or Eisenhower.
 
2012-06-22 11:57:15 AM
Possibly the oldest 'news' item ever posted on Fark. TV clip and his 'outing' occurred in 1988.

/still a hero, though
//and dust, lots of dust
 
2012-06-22 01:17:39 PM

adeist69: While what he did was definitely commendable I was underwhelmed by the wimp video and had to look it up on Wiki after it popped up on my Facebook.

If you want a real tearjerker story from Wimp, try this video on for size: WWII widow finally finds out what happened to her missing husband. (pops)


Holy shiat. I mean, holy shiat.

/have to stop watching these at work.
 
2012-06-22 01:17:39 PM
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2012-06-22 01:37:54 PM
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Nicholas_Winton
 
2012-06-22 01:44:43 PM
it's truly amazing how strong some British born men could be back then..

Now.. you can't buy a knife unless your over 18, and starter pistols are BANNED for fear of scaring the precious little butterflies.
 
2012-06-22 02:41:17 PM

lohphat: downpaymentblues: adeist69: If you want a real tearjerker story from Wimp, try this video on for size: WWII widow finally finds out what happened to her missing husband. (pops)

Well geez. That was just amazing.

I'm not as moved. She knew he was gone; what was she holding out for? Many more widows lost their loved ones and never got the benefit of a granite headstone.


I take it you didn't get to the end of he video, heh?

Sorry, but when you see an entire village still paying respects to a man 60 years later - you gotta tear up a little.
 
2012-06-22 03:16:21 PM
niagara falls frankie angel
 
2012-06-22 03:18:01 PM
This guy and the professor at Virginia Tech who saved all but one of his students. Someone tell me why Librescu hasn't received the Pres. Medal of Freedom yet?
 
2012-06-22 06:05:34 PM
indarwinsshadow
>>> Icetech3: ok..
>>> A: im a 42 year old crybaby it seems...
>>> and B: My life means nothing now... wasted it :(

Don't be daft. You're 42. I'm 45. I restarted my life a couple of years ago (when I was your age), went back and became a police officer.
So you took the job of the men whose job it was to round up said children. A job with a long "proud" history of murder, rape and oppression (and that's on its good days). You chose poorly.
 
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