In 1939 the English stockbroker Nicholas Winton rescued 669 Czech children from their doomed fate in the Nazi death camps, but his achievement went unrecognised for over half a century. For fifty years most of the children did not know to whom they owed their lives.

Resistance in The Third Reich was never as strong as in the occupied countries of Europe. Nevertheless, there were a few brave souls who risked everything to defy Hitler and the Nazi Régime, among them the perpetual rebel Countess Maria von Maltzan. She battled on to the end and was prepared to pay the ultimate price to rescue Jews.

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