Over 65,000 back campaign to honour Sir Nicholas Winton with a stamp

The latest Jewish News

Read this week’s digital edition

Click Here

Over 65,000 back campaign to honour Sir Nicholas Winton with a stamp

Justin Cohen is the News Editor at the Jewish News

Nicky Winton 105 birthday resized
Sir Nicholas Winton

More than 65,000 people have backed a Jewish News campaign calling for the Royal Mail to honour Sir Nicholas Winton with a special stamp.

Sign the campaign at: http://chn.ge/1Kg4T1j

The man dubbed Britain’s Schindler, who passed away on 1 July aged 106, arranged for trains to carry 669 unaccompanied children from Nazi occupied Czechoslovakia to safety in the UK before the outbreak of war. He also organised foster families for some of the youngsters.

A petition launched by this newspaper just over a week ago urged the rare honour “as part of efforts to ensure his memory and the lessons of his actions live on”.

Chief Rabbi Ephraim Mirvis, who joined Sir Eric Pickles and other high-profile figures in signing, said: “We frequently quote that famous truism “…all that is necessary for evil to triumph is for good men to do nothing,” yet we are rarely blessed to come across an individual who so emphatically triumphed over evil with such dignity and character.”

The campaign is backed by the Holocaust Educational Trust, the Association of Jewish Refugees as well as by Sir Mick Davis, who chaired David Cameron’s Holocaust Commission. Jewish News’ Justin Cohen said: “Few are so deserving of this honour as Sir Nicholas.”

Sign the campaign at: http://chn.ge/1Kg4T1j

Support your Jewish community. Support your Jewish News

Thank you for helping to make Jewish News the leading source of news and opinion for the UK Jewish community. Today we're asking for your invaluable help to continue putting our community first in everything we do.

Unlike other Jewish media, we do not charge for content. That won’t change. Because we are free, we rely on advertising to cover our costs. This vital lifeline, which has dropped in recent years, has fallen further due to coronavirus.

For as little as £5 a month you can help sustain the vital work we do in celebrating and standing up for Jewish life in Britain.

Jewish News holds our community together and keeps us connected. Like a synagogue, it’s where people turn to feel part of something bigger. It also proudly shows the rest of Britain the vibrancy and rich culture of modern Jewish life.

You can make a quick and easy one-off or monthly contribution of £5, £10, £20 or any other sum you’re comfortable with.

100% of your donation will help us continue celebrating our community, in all its dynamic diversity...


Being a community platform means so much more than producing a newspaper and website. One of our proudest roles is media partnering with our invaluable charities to amplify the outstanding work they do to help us all.


There’s no shortage of oys in the world but Jewish News takes every opportunity to celebrate the joys too, through projects like Night of Heroes, 40 Under 40 and other compelling countdowns that make the community kvell with pride.


In the first collaboration between media outlets from different faiths, Jewish News worked with British Muslim TV and Church Times to produce a list of young activists leading the way on interfaith understanding.


Royal Mail issued a stamp honouring Holocaust hero Sir Nicholas Winton after a Jewish News campaign attracted more than 100,000 backers. Jewish Newsalso produces special editions of the paper highlighting pressing issues including mental health and Holocaust remembrance.

Easy access

In an age when news is readily accessible, Jewish News provides high-quality content free online and offline, removing any financial barriers to connecting people.

Voice of our community to wider society

The Jewish News team regularly appears on TV, radio and on the pages of the national press to comment on stories about the Jewish community. Easy access to the paper on the streets of London also means Jewish News provides an invaluable window into the community for the country at large.

We hope you agree all this is worth preserving.

read more: