Winton in Prague on 10 October 2007
|Born||Nicholas George Wertheim
19 May 1909
Hampstead, London, England
|Died||1 July 2015
Wexham Park Hospital, Slough, Berkshire, England
|Other names||Nicholas George Wortham|
|Alma mater||Stowe School|
|Spouse(s)||Grete Gjelstrup (m. 1948; d. 1999)|
|Service/branch||Royal Air Force|
|Years of service||1940â€“1954|
|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.
I work on the motto that if something's not impossible, there must be a way to do it.
I know crowds of people who go to church and the synagogue who aren't religious.
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.
I respond very easily to outside events. One's life is a matter of chance. Nothing that you've arranged for yourself works out.
Some people revel in taking risks, and some go through life taking no risks at all.