Nicholas Winton

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Never Forget - The man, who has since become known as 'the British Schindler', will always be remembered as a tenacious lifesaver. 

Born in Berlin - Born Nicholas Wertheimer in Berlin, Winton's German-Jewish family moved to Hampstead, north London, changing their name to better integrate into British society.


Stockbroker - Educated at Stowe School, Winton famously failed his exams but later flourished as an apprentice on London's stock market, 


Socialist Principles - Interested in human justice the young Winton was heavily influenced by the socialist principles and politics of Welsh Labour MP, Aneurin Bevan.

The 'British Schindler' Saved 700 Children - August of 1939, Winton and his associates organised for 669 children, on eight separate journeys, to make the great escape from Czechoslovakia.

Save The Children - Mass evacuation, with no end destination, was not an option for many families, but efforts were made to send young people to safer areas.

Family Man - He married Danish secretary Grete Gjelstrup and had three children, one of whom, Barbara, authored a book - 'If It's Not Impossible'.

Arise, Sir Nicholas - In 2003, he was knighted by  Queen Elizabeth II for "services to humanity, in saving Jewish children from Nazi-occupied Czechoslovakia."

The Highest Honour - In 2014, Winton was awarded the highest honour of the Czech Republic, the Order of the White Lion (1st class), by Czech President Miloš Zeman.

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