Nicholas Winton, the ‘British Schindler’, honoured by Czechs

Posted on May 21, 2014

Nicholas Winton with one of the children he rescued. Courtesy Bee’s Knees Productions

A man nicknamed the British Oskar Schindler, who saved hundreds of Jewish children from the Nazis before the second world war and on Monday celebrated his 105th birthday, is to receive the highest honour in the Czech Republic. Sir Nicholas Winton enabled 669 children – mostly Jewish – to escape from the German-occupied country, and come to Britain just before war broke out in September 1939. Many of the children’s families were murdered in Nazi concentration camps.

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