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Sir Nicholas Winton
Winton in Prague on 10 October 2007.
Nicholas George Wertheim
19 May 1909
|Died||1 July 2015
|Other names||Nicholas George Wortham|
|Alma mater||Stowe School|
Grete Gjelstrup (m. 1948–1999)(her death)
Sir Nicholas George Winton MBE (born Nicholas George Wertheim; 19 May 1909 – 1 July 2015) was a British 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 in Hampstead, London, England. 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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