Winton, Nicholas

Birth Name Winton, Nicholas
Gender male


Event Date Place Description Notes Sources
Birth May 19, 1909    

Event Note

Nicholas Winton was born to German Jewish parents who immigrated to England at the turn of the century.

Occupation     Nicholas Winton was an English Stockbroker

Transport December, 1938 Kindertransport Children’s Transport Nicholas Winton happened to be in Prague

Event Note

Rather than go on his ski vacation in Switzerland, Nicholas Winton travelled to Praha to help a frind involved in Jewish refugee work.
He established an organization in Czechoslovakia to aid Jewish children.
Nicholas Winton rescued 669 refugee children during the Holocaust.
He placed advertisements and located families in England for the children, and managed to get several groups out.
The last group he put on a plane ,without having received all the necessary papers in time.
The group after that did not make it to safety.

Honor 2002   Nicholas Winton was knighted by Queen Elizabeth

Event Note

Nicholas Winton has been honoured by the Czech government.
He received an award from British Prime Minister Gordon Brown commemorating more than 20 British heroes of the Holocaust.



Event Note

On May 6, 2010, Beth Emeth Bais Yehuda Synagogue, Toronto, honored Sir Nicholas Winton with its Yakir Hakahal (Precious to the Community) award at a gala dinner.



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