Thursday, November 19, 2015

Czech Republic 2015
Tribute to Sir Nicholas George Winton

COUNTRY: Czech Republic
ISSUE DATE: 2 September 2015
THEME: Sir Nicholas George Winton
STAMP SIZE: 40 x 23 mm
DESIGN: Zdeněk Netopil

Sir Nicholas George Winton (19 May 1909 in London – 1 July 2015 in Slough) was a British stockbroker and humanitarian worker who saved 669 children, most of them Jewish, from the occupied Czechoslovak territory from transportation into concentration camps by arranging for their departure by train to the United Kingdom.

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