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Winton in Prague on 10 October 2007.
|Died||1 July 2015
|Alma mater||Stowe School|
Grete Gjelstrup (m. 1948–1999)(her death)
Sir Nicholas George Winton, MBE (born Nicholas George 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 Nicholas George 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.
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Winton visiting Prague in 2007
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