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        10/12/2007, Tishrei 30, 5768

      Britain's 'Schindler' Nominated for Nobel Peace Price

      Sir Nicholas Winton, who saved hundreds of Czech Jewish children from the Nazis, has been nominated to receive the Nobel Peace Prize. Sir Nicholas, who now is 98 years old, paid a deposit of 50 British pounds for departure permits for children and then found British families willing to accept the children.

      Sir Nicholas's efforts were not known until 1988 when his wife found correspondence on his work. Five years ago, then-Prime Minister Tony Blair praised him as "Britain's Schindler," referring to German businessman Oskar Schindler who saved Jews from death during the Holocaust.