Sir Nicholas Winton is a humanitarian who organized a rescue operation that saved the lives of 669 Jewish Czechoslovakia children from Nazi death camps, and brought them to the safety of Great Britain between the years 1938-1939.

After the war, his efforts remained unknown. But in 1988, Winton’s wife Grete found the scrapbook from 1939 with the complete list of children’s names and photos. Sir Nicholas Winton is sitting in an audience of Jewish Czechoslovakian people who he saved 50 years before.


This post gained more than 100,000 notes in over a day. One of the most powerful things I ever posted. 

Teachers have always told me to avoid
run-on sentences because they
get too long and they lose a purpose
and they make your paper seem
informal and unorganized but you
are like a bad run-on sentence
because I can’t find an end in you—
one thing leads to the next and
one day ends when another begins
and I don’t care if this is getting too long,
I want to give you all of my time
and I don’t care if this loses a purpose,
I already know my focus is you
and I don’t care if this is informal and unorganized
no one ever lived a happy life going by the book
and I didn’t even use a goddamn semicolon
but we’re not pausing, not even for a moment
so I am sorry to all the English teachers I have ever had
because you are a mess of syntax and phrases and
clauses and conjunctions and commas and
a string of words bound together
and I cannot put a period anywhere in between.
Run-On Sentences (via ink-trails)