Tributes from Czech and world leaders made to Sir Nicholas Winton

Tributes quickly poured out for Sir Nicholas Winton on news of his death. Czech president Miloš Zeman said he had always admired Sir Nicholas’ 'personal bravery.' Prime Minister Bohuslav Sobotka described him as ‘a symbol of courage and deep humanity.’ The Czech ambassador to Britain, Michael Žantovský described him as ‘a positive man who radiated good.’ British prime minister David Cameron said ‘the world had lost a great man.’ Many British papers described Sir Nicholas as ‘the British Schindler’, a reference to Oscar Schindler, although Nicholas Winton himself rejected the comparison and said they had nothing in common.

Author: Chris Johnstone