Sir Nicholas George Winton

May 19, 1909: Birthdate of Sir Nicholas George Winton, MBE a Briton who organized the rescue of 669 mostly Jewish children from Nazi-occupied Czechoslovakia on the eve of the Second World War in an operation later known as the Czech Kindertransport. Winton found homes for them and arranged for their safe passage to Britain. The UK press has dubbed him the “British Schindler”.

The Czech Republic issued a stamp just last year, on February 9, 2015, honoring Winton:

Sir Nicholas George Winton - Czech Republic 2015

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