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TorJay posted a topic in News, Headlines & World Events'British Schindler' Sir Nicholas Winton dies aged 106 12 minutes ago From the section Berkshire Sir Nicholas Winton is credited with rescuing 669 Czech children from the Nazis Sir Nicholas Winton, who organised the rescue of 669 children destined for Nazi concentration camps, has died aged 106. Sir Nicholas, then a stockbroker, arranged for trains to carry Jewish children out of occupied Prague. The prime minister described him as a "great man" and the chief rabbi praised his "exceptional courage". He died on the anniversary of the departure of a train in 1939 carrying the large