Sir Nicholas George Winton, MBE (born Wertheim; 19 May 1909 – 1 July 2015) was a British humanitarian who established an organization to rescue children at risk from Nazi Germany. His German-Jewish had emigrated to Britain.
He arranged the rescue of of 669 mostly Jewish children from Czechoslovakia at the beginning of WWII. He found homes for the children and arranged for their safe passage to Britain, an operation that later came to be known as the Czech Kindertransport (German for “children’s transport”).
What he did went unnoticed for over 50 years, until 1988 when he was invited to the BBC television programme That’s Life!, where he was reunited with several of the children he had saved.