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Nicholas Winton

Winton in Prague on 10 October 2007
Born Nicholas George Wertheim
(1909-05-19)19 May 1909
Hampstead, London, England
Died 1 July 2015(2015-07-01) (aged 106)
Wexham Park Hospital, Slough, Berkshire, England
Other names Nicholas George Wortham[1]
Alma mater Stowe School
Occupation Humanitarian
Years active 1938–2015
Spouse(s) Grete Gjelstrup (m. 1948; d. 1999)
Children 3
Military career
Allegiance United Kingdom
Service/branch Royal Air Force
Years of service 1940–1954
Rank Flight lieutenant
Battles/wars Second World War

Ever since I was quite young, I was in St. John's Ambulance or the Red Cross; latterly, I've been involved in voluntary work with the mentally handicapped and Abbeyfield Old People's Homes.
Nicholas Winton
I work on the motto that if something's not impossible, there must be a way to do it.
Nicholas Winton
It gets a bit boring talking about the same thing for a hundred years.
I know crowds of people who go to church and the synagogue who aren't religious.
Nicholas Winton
Everyone thinks my story should be marked by heroism, but there was no risk to myself. You see, no-one in Prague at that time thought they were going to be at war with England.
Nicholas Winton
I respond very easily to outside events. One's life is a matter of chance. Nothing that you've arranged for yourself works out.
Nicholas Winton
I wasn't heroic because I was never in danger.
I've always enjoyed doing work that intrudes, or helps people.
Some people revel in taking risks, and some go through life taking no risks at all.
Nicholas Winton