Jul 2, 2015

Remembering Sir Nicholas Winton, the ‘British Schindler’ that Saved 669 Children

 

On 1 July 2015, Sir Nicholas Winton passed away at the age of 106. The Briton is credited with saving the lives of 669 mostly Jewish children from Czechoslovakia on the eve of WWII. You can read much more about his incredible story at the New York Times.

In 1998, the BBC Programme “That’s Life” put together a touching tribute to this incredible hero. A clip from the show can be seen above. Winton was knighted in the UK in 2003 and received the Cross of the 1st Class, the Czech Republic’s highest military decoration, in 2007, and last year he accepted the country’s highest honour, the Order of the White Lion.

 

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