Sir Nicholas Winton (106), a former stockbroker, has died. He was responsible for saving the lives of almost 700 Czech children (mostly Jewish) by arranging for trains to take them out of Prague just before the outbreak of World War II. They eventually arrived in the UK, and were settled with foster families.
Last night Channel 4 News broadcast a short piece (2:44) on Sir Nicholas, and it’s just been published on our YouTube channel.
A remarkable man, he sought no public acclaim, and was uncomfortable with it when it arrived. His action was only discovered when his wife discovered papers about the matter in the couple’s loft – almost 50 years after the children’s lives were saved.
A Daily Mail piece on Sir Nicholas is here.