Holocaust Memorial Day: Remembering the ‘British Schindler’

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Remembering the hero of ‘The Kindertransport’

Sir Nicholas Winton was born on 19 May 1909 and died on 1st July 2015 aged 106. He was known for organising the rescue of 669 Czech children from Nazi-occupied Czechoslovakia during the 9 months before war broke out in 1939.

The story became known to the public in 1988 when it featured on That’s Life, a BBC TV programme hosted by Esther Rantzen. In 2003 he was knighted by Queen Elizabeth II for Services to Humanity for this work.