The Holocaust Educational Trust was saddened to hear of the passing of Sir Nicholas Winton who rescued hundreds of children from Nazi persecution.

Chief Executive of the Holocaust Educational Trust Karen Pollock MBE said: “Sir Nicholas Winton’s selfless, noble and courageous acts saved 669 young Jewish lives from the horrors of the Holocaust. ‘Nicky’s children’, as they have come to be known, and the generations who have followed them, will be eternally grateful for this modest man. Anyone who has heard of Nicholas Winton has learnt something about standing up against injustice – he was a hero of our time. He will be greatly missed. ”