Nicholas Winton

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Nicholas Winton

Winton in Prague on 10 October 2007.
Born Chain Wertheimer
19 May 1909(1909-05-19)
Hampstead, London, England
Died 1 July 2015(2015-07-01) (aged 106)
Maidenhead, England
Alma mater Stowe School
Occupation Humanitarian
Years active 1938–present
Spouse Grete Gjelstrup (m. 1948–1999) «start: (1948)–end+1: (2000)»"Marriage: Grete Gjelstrup to Nicholas Winton" Location: (linkback://
Children 3

Sir Nicholas George Winton, MBE (born Chain Wertheimer; 19 May 1909 – 1 July 2015) was an English humanitarian. He is best known for his role in the rescue of 669 mostly Jewish children from German-occupied Czechoslovakia before World War II. This event became known as the Czech Kindertransport. He was also known as the "British Schindler".

Winton was born Chain Wertheimer in Hampstead, London. His parents were German Jews. The family later became Christians and Winton was baptised. In 1923, he began studying at Stowe School. He married Grete Gjelstrup, a woman of Danish origin, in 1948. They were married until Gjelstrup's death in 1999. They had three children together, Nicholas, Barbara and Robin.[1]

Winton died on 1 July 2015 in Maidenhead, aged 106.

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