published: 16.01.2013, 18:32 | updated: 16.01.2013 18:59:03
Prague - A petition for the nomination of Briton Sir Nicholas Winton for the Nobel Peace Prize has been displayed at Klementinum, the seat of the National Library (NK) in Prague, where people can sign it, NK spokeswoman Irena Manakova told CTK today.
The initiative in support of awarding Winton, 103, a man who saved hundreds of Jewish children from Czechoslovakia before World War Two, has been launched by students of the Open Gate secondary school in Prague.
The first round of signatures collecting will be closed on January 25. Another one will be held until June.
The students were motivated by a meeting with two women who were among the 669 children who were taken to Britain by one of the trains that Winton organised for them.
Matej Minac, Slovak director of three films on Winton, has promised to promote the Nobel Prize idea in the United States during the presentation of one of his films.
One petition has already been part of Minac´s project. It was signed by some 120,000 people.
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