Sir Nicholas Winton, who save 669 children destined for Nazi concentration camps, died at 106 years old.
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He never even told his wife what he'd done. This is what a real hero looks like.
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This article makes clear that a lot of what heroism looked like on the ground was simply being good at organizing paperwork (sometimes forged), partnerships (even with the Gestapo!), payments (bribes), and marketing (finding foster families). In other words, the ordinary stuff of business.
But can you imagine carrying on with paperwork while having to witness the terror and pain of all those families begging to give up their children?
I can't imagine that. It takes a fortitude of spirit to be able to complete paperwork under such dire and repulsive circumstances.
I'm going to remember this the next time I'm anxious about having to do some paperwork.