Sir Nicholas Winton

‘Britain’s Schindler’ Dies At 106

Sir Nicholas Winton saved 669 Jewish children from the Nazis.

07/01/2015
Editorial Intern

Sir Nicholas Winton, known as “Britain’s Schindler” for saving 669 children from Nazi-occupied Czechoslovakia, died Wednesday with his daughter and grandchildren by his side. He was 106.

Known affectionately as “Nicky” by the children he saved, according to BBC, he spearheaded the Czech Kindertransport, arranging for trains to help them escape certain death in Auschwitz and finding them refuge in Britain.

Sir Nicholas Winton receives the Order of the White Lion from the Czech Republic in 2014. Michal Ruzicka/isifa/Getty Images

Kindertransport Film Elides Hero's Role

Matej Minac’s ‘Nicky’s Family’ is director’s third film about Shoah-era efforts of Sir Nicholas Winton, Holocaust rescuer and baptized former Jew.

07/19/2013
Special To The Jewish Week

Matej Minac has made the story of Sir Nicholas Winton his life’s work. “Nicky’s Family,” Minac’s new documentary, which opens on July 19, is his third feature film as a director. Each of his films has been a reworking of Winton’s story.

Children rescued by Nicholas Winton leaving Prague, in scene from “Nicky’s Family.”
Syndicate content