Sir Nicholas Winton

Sir Nicholas Winton  and rescued children.


Winton's Children
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Nicholas Winton was born on 19 May 1909 and died on 1st July 2015 aged 106.
He was known for organising the rescue of 669 Czech children from Nazi-occupied Czechoslovakia during the 9 months before war broke out in 1939. The story became known to the public in 1988 when it featured on That’s Life, a BBC TV programme hosted by Esther Rantzen. In 2003 he was knighted by Queen Elizabeth II for Services to Humanity for this work.




The first reunion between Nicholas and three of his Kindertransport ‘children' occurred on That's Life, BBC1, on 28 February 1988.  An edited version of this, with a clip from the following week's show comprising a larger group of ‘children',  has been on You Tube since 2009 and watched over 38 million times.  In October 2017 the full version of this segment of That's Life was uploaded for the first time.   Here is a link to that new version : Regrettably this has been removed without explanation.



Image from Sir Nicholas' Memorial Service

Link to Memorial Video on News Page

Memorial: 107 Roses, 27 'Children' with second and third generations

If its Not Impossible. Biography of Sir Nicholas Winton.

The biography of Sir Nicholas Winton by his daughter Barbara Winton is now available from: Troubador Books

The book and ebook are available from: Amazon. (US) Amazon (UK) More details Here.

For more information and talks contact Barbara Winton Here.



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