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Sir Nicholas Winton dies aged 106

Dubbed ‘Britain’s Schindler’, Sir Nicholas Winton saved the lives of 669 Jewish children from the Holocaust during the Second World War

Sir Nicholas Winton, who organised the rescue of Jewish children from the Holocaust in 1939, has died aged 106, his family said.

Winton earned himself the label “Britain’s Schindler” for saving the lives of 669 children by sending them from Prague to London by train.

His son-in-law Stephen Watson said Sir Nicholas died peacefully in his sleep at Wexham Hospital in Slough.

Sir Nicholas rarely spoke of his achievements, believing his actions to be unremarkable. But he kept a scrapbook with details and photographs of the children he saved.

• Sir Nicholas Winton: his extraordinary life story

He came to public attention only in 1988, when a family friend sent the scrapbook to the BBC and he was reunited with some of those who call themselves “Nicky’s Children” on an emotional episode of the programme That’s Life!
Sir-Nicholas-Winto_3360918bSir Nicholas Winton and David Blunkett unveils a sculpture to commemorate the saving of children from nazi occupied Europe


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