Sir Nicholas Winton

Man saves hundreds, and now unknowingly is sitting among them.

Sir Nicholas George Winton, MBE (born 19 May 1909), was a British humanitarian who organized the rescue of 669 mostly Jewish children from German-occupied Czechoslovakia on the eve of the Second World War in an operation later known as the Czech Kindertransport. Winton found homes for the children and arranged for their safe passage to Britain. The UK press has dubbed him the "British Schindler." He humbly kept his efforts a secret, until his wife found scrapbooks about the children in their attic. Winton was Knighted by the Queen of England, who said of Winton: "It's wonderful that you were able to save so many children."

 

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