The man that became known as the “ British Schindler” for saving hundreds of Czech children from the Nazis, has died at the age of 106
Nicholas Winton managed to bring 669 mostly Jewish children on eight trains to Britain through Germany in 1939, but the ninth train with 250 children never left Prague because the war broke out. None of the children was ever seen again.
His exploits remained a secret for years, that is until his wife found a detailed scrapbook in their attic in 1988.
Over the years his work has been recognised with various awards including in 2003 a knighthood from Britain’s Queen Elizabeth.