Watch a surprised Nicholas Winton as he is thanked by the people he saved

It was with sadness today that Nicholas Winton’s family told the world that a quiet hero had died.

Sir Nicholas Winton, a British man who is revered for saving hundreds of Jewish children in Prague from the Nazis in the run-up to World War II, has died at the age of 106.

According to son-in-law Stephen Watson, Winton died peacefully in his sleep at Wexham Hospital in Slough, west of London.

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Winton travelled to Nazi-occupied Czechoslovakia as an employee of the London Stock Exchange, consequently organising trains that transported 669 children, most of them Jews, to Britain in 1939, saving them from concentration camps and the horrors within them.

Known as the ‘English Schindler’, he was a humble hero. But his wonderful legacy was not forgotten when, in 1988, he was surprised on a British TV show.

Sir Winton was invited to a taping of “That’s Life”, on BBC, and was sitting in the audience when something amazing happened.

All the children he had saved 50 years before had grown up, and many of them were sitting in the audience to thank him. It was a beautiful moment.


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