Boris Johnson ‘would be delighted to support’ an application to name a London street or venue after Sir Nicholas Winton.
The Raoul Wallenberg foundation has written to the outgoing mayor to urge him to honour “the British Schindler”, who helped rescue hundreds of children from Nazi-occupied Czechoslovakia before the Second World war.
The foundation will also commissioning a bust of the hero as part of its Houses of Life initiative.
The move comes a week after the Royal Mail issued a stamp honouring Sir Nicholas as part of a set featuring six British humanitarians, following a campaign by Jewish News, which was backed by more than 106,000 people.
“It is right and fitting that he is commemorated in the city where he was born and I support the International Raoul Wallenberg Foundation’s call for a street or public space to be named after him. If elected Mayor, I will lead efforts to find a suitable street or public space to name in his honour.”
Zac Goldsmith told Jewish News: “This is a wonderful idea that I absolutely support. Sir Nicholas Winton rescued hundreds of Jewish and other children from the horror of the Nazis and helped many find homes in Britain. This would be a fitting tribute to a true hero”.