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Nicholas Winton
Nicholas Winton in Prague.jpg
Winton in Prague on 10 October 2007.
Chain Wertheimer

19 May 1909 (1909-05-19) (age 111)
Alma mater Stowe School
Occupation Humanitarian
Years active 1938–present
Spouse(s) Grete Gjelstrup (m. 1948–1999) «start: (1948)–end+1: (2000)»"Marriage: Grete Gjelstrup to Nicholas Winton" Location: (linkback:
Children 2

Sir Nicholas George Winton, MBE (born Chain Wertheimer; 19 May 1909) is 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.

Winton was born Chain 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, an English woman of Danish origin, in 1948. They were married until Gjelstrup's death in 1999. They had two children together, Nicholas and Barbara.[1]


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