Sir Nicholas Winton


Nicholas Winton was born on 19 May 1909 and died on 1st July 2015 aged 106. He was known for organising the rescue of 669 Czech children from Nazi-occupied Czechoslovakia during the 9 months before war broke out in 1939.

He demonstrated his integrity by not telling people about what he did.  His actions only became known to the public in 1988 – almost 50 years after he saved the lives of those 669 children.

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