Royal Mail release Sir Nicholas Winton stamp



2016-03-22 15:58:25

A new Royal Mail stamp honoring Holocaust hero Sir Nicholas Winton who saved the lives of 669 Jewish children during WWII has been released.

Sir Nicholas Winton arranged for eight trains to transport 669 Jewish children from Czechoslovakia to Britain during WWII after their country was occupied by Nazi Germany. Once the children arrived on British soil, Winton successfully found homes for all of them, even posting pictures in the Picture Post throughout the summer in the quest to find families to accept them. 

Winton appears on the stamp as part of a series honoring Britain's greatest humanitarians which also recognizes Sue Ryder, who founded homes for people in need, and Nobel Prize-winning scientist Lord Boyd Orr.

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