Nicholas Winton Banker

Nicholas winton

Sir Nicholas George Winton, MBE (born 19 May 1909) is a British humanitarian who organised the rescue of 669 mostly Jewish children from German-occupied Czechoslovakia on the eve of the Second World War in an operation later known as the Czech Kindertransport. Winton found homes for them and arranged for their safe passage to Britain. The UK press has dubbed him the "British Schindler". In 1907, Winton's parents, who were of German-Jewish origin, moved from Germany to Hampstead, London, where Nicholas was born. The family name was Wertheim, but they subsequently changed it to Winton. The family eventually converted to Christianity and Winton was baptised. In 1923, he transferred to Stowe School, which had just opened. He left without matriculating, attending night school while volunteering at the Military Bank. Some time later, he left for Hamburg where he began to work at Behrens Bank, and then for Wasserman Bank in Berlin. In 1931, he left for France where he worked for the Banque Nationale de Crédit in Paris and earned a banking qualification. After his return to London he worked as a stockbroker at the London Stock Exchange.

Personal details

Date of birth
May 19th, 1909
United Kingdom




1. Stowe School Independent school

Stowe School is an independent school in Stowe, Buckinghamshire. It was founded on 11 May 1923 by J.F. Roxburgh, initially with 99 male pupils. It is a member of the Rugby Group and Headmasters' and Headmistresses' Conference. The school is also a member of the G20 Schools Group. The headmaster, Dr Anthony Wallersteiner, was recognised as Tatler's Headmaster of the Year in 2007; the school was also shortlisted for the School of the Year award in 2009. The school is currently becoming fully co-educational. As of 2011, there are 550 boys and 220 girls.

Type Boarding school
Stowe House, OL9 6AA - Stowe, Buckinghamshire
Official web page
Wikipedia article

Institution social analysis

Notable alumni by career
Notable alumni by gender

People attended Stowe School connected by profession and/or age

b. 1910., Actor
b. 1913., Chivalric Order Member
b. 1910., Writer
b. 1913., Actor
b. 1912., Athlete
b. 1909., Athlete
b. 1961., Organization founder

Personal movie appearances

Title Year Appearance type Budget Awards Producers Directors Writers
Nicky's Family
2011 Subject of film
Patrik Pašš
Patrik Pašš


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