I’m pleased to have just signed a petition calling for Hampstead hero Sir Nicholas Winton to be commemorated on a postage stamp.
Sir Nicholas was known as the ‘British Schindler’ for saving 669 Jewish children from the Nazis in 1938 and 1939. He set up and ran the operation to rescue the children from his home, at 20 Willow Road, in Hampstead. Sir Nicholas sadly passed away earlier this month.
The petition, set up by the Jewish News’s Richard Ferrer and Justin Cohen, calls for the Royal Mail to issue a special stamp in his honour, so that the feats of this otherwise ordinary man aren’t forgotten. He sets a brilliant example for all of us.
It’s fitting that we remember the heroism of those that fight against evil. I cannot think of a more deserving person to be honoured like this.
Please sign the petition yourself here.