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Czech Post issues commemorative stamp to honor Nicholas Winton, savior of Jewish children

A man takes pictures of a giant postage stamp dedicated to Sir Nicholas Winton, who saved hundreds of Czech Jewish children from the Holocaust, during presentation in Prague, Czech Republic, Wednesday Sept. 2, 2015. (AP Photo, CTK/Roman Vondrous) SLOVAKIA OUT

A man takes pictures of a giant postage stamp dedicated to Sir Nicholas Winton, who saved hundreds of Czech Jewish children from the Holocaust, during presentation in Prague, Czech Republic, Wednesday Sept. 2, 2015. (AP Photo, CTK/Roman Vondrous) SLOVAKIA OUT  (The Associated Press)

The Czech Post has issued a postage stamp in honor of Sir Nicholas Winton, a humanitarian who organized mass evacuations of children to save them from Nazi concentration camps.

The Briton arranged eight trains to carry 669 children, most of them Jewish, from Czechoslovakia through Germany to Britain at the outbreak of World War II in 1939. He died in July at the age of 106.

Winton received the country's highest award, the Order of the White Lion, last year in Prague.

The Czech Post says it is the first such commemorative stamp for Winton, though Britain is also planning a stamp to honor him.

Winton's daughter, Barbara, called it "a special tribute" and "a lasting memento of his relationship with the Czech Republic."