‘English Schindler’ Sir Nicholas Winton turns 102

Posted on May 19, 2011

Aged only 28, Sir Nicholas Winton helped save nearly 700 Jewish children from Nazi death camps, earning him the nickname the “English Schindler”. Thursday is his 102nd birthday, which he will be celebrating with family and friends in Maidenhead, Berkshire. One of the children he saved, 82-year-old Vera Gissing, said of his age: “It’s absolutely amazing, he’s been such a fantastic figure all through his life and so caring with everyone.

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