Sir Nicholas George Winton was born Nicholas George Wertheim on May 19, 1909, and died on July 1, 2015.
Sir Nicholas was a British humanitarian who organized the rescue of 669 children, most of them Jewish, from Czechoslovakia on the eve of the Second World War in an operation later known as the Czech Kindertransport (German for “children transportation”).
Sir Nicholas found homes for the children and arranged for their safe passage to Britain.
The world found out about his work over 40 years later, in 1988.
The British press dubbed him the “British Schindler”.
On 28 October 2014, Sir Nicholas was awarded the highest honour of the Czech Republic, the Order of the White Lion (1st class), by Czech President Miloš Zeman.
Sir Nicholas passed away at age 106 in July 2015.