Thousands support Nicolas Winton’s nomination for Nobel Peace Prize

Over 230,000 people have signed a petition for the nomination of Sir Nicholas Winton, who saved over than 600 Czechoslovak Jewish children from certain death by transporting them to Britain before the breakout of World War Two, for the Nobel Peace Prize. The petition, organized by students from Open Gate grammar school near Prague, will be delivered to Nobel Committee secretary Geir Lundestad in Oslo on Friday. The speaker of the Czech lower house Miroslava Němcová submitted Nicolas Winton´s nomination for the Nobel Peace Prize in January for the third successive year. Mr. Winton turned 104 in May and the Nobel Prize can only be awarded to a living person.