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New stamp for 'British Schindler' Sir Nicholas Winton

By Alexander Britton

Published 25/08/2015

Petition: Sir Nicholas Winton
Petition: Sir Nicholas Winton

A man celebrated as "Britain's Schindler" for saving hundreds of children from the Holocaust will be immortalised on a Royal Mail stamp after a petition attracted more than 105,000 supporters.

Campaigners had called for Sir Nicholas Winton, who arranged for eight trains to carry 669 mainly Jewish children from Nazi-occupied Czechoslovakia to London in 1939, to be honoured with a commemorative postage stamp.

Sir Nicholas Winton as he gets a kiss on the cheek from Vera Gissingaged, 74, who as an 11-year-old was helped by Sir Nicholas to escape Prague before the Second World War
Sir Nicholas Winton as he gets a kiss on the cheek from Vera Gissingaged, 74, who as an 11-year-old was helped by Sir Nicholas to escape Prague before the Second World War

A change.org petition, launched by Jewish News, argued the stamp would be a "fitting tribute" to Sir Nicholas, who died last month aged 106.

The petition received more than 105,800 signatures.

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