Nicholas Winton, a hero of World War II often called the “British Schindler” for his role in rescuing hundreds of Jewish children from the Holocaust, died on Wednesday at the age of 106.
Winton organized the transport of 669 Jewish children out of Nazi-occupied Czechoslovakia to Britain in 1939, saving them from being sent to concentration camps.
At 29 years old, Winton travelled to Prague and organized eight trains to London for hundreds of Jewish children fleeing the occupied city as part of Britain’s Kindertransport initiative.
Winton worked to convince British officials to accept the children, as long as foster homes were found and a £50 guarantee was paid for each one to ensure they had enough money to return home later. At the time, their stays were only expected to be temporary.
He became the only person working specifically in the children’s section of the British Committee for Refugees from Czechoslovakia. Winton personally found homes and guarantors for the those fleeing, drawing up lists of about 6,000 children and publishing pictures to encourage British families to agree to take them.
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