Czech Post, the Czech Republic’s state-owned postal company, will pay tribute to Sir Nicholas Winton with a special edition stamp.
Often dubbed the “British Schindler”, Sir Nicholas arranged for the safe passage of 669 unaccompanied children, mostly Jewish, from Nazi-occupied Czechoslovakia to safety in the UK before the outbreak of the Second World War.
The stamps, in honour of Sir Nicholas’ death on 1 July this year at the age of 106, will go on sale on 2 September. 750,000 will be available.
In addition, more than 30,000 people have backed a campaign by British newspaper Jewish News, calling for the Royal Mail to also honour Sir Nicholas with a special stamp.