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Baron Alfred Dubs became the first Member of the Parliament of the United Kingdom with dual Czech-British citizenship

Baron Alfred Dubs, a member of the House of Lords, became the first member of the British Parliament with Czech-British citizenship. Ambassador Libor Sečka handed him the certificate of Czech citizenship on June 23.

Baron Dubs was born in 1932 in Prague into a Jewish family. At the age of six in 1939, he left Nazi-occupied Czechoslovakia for London on a train organized by Sir. Nicholas Winton. Baron Dubs became one of 669 children whom Sir Winton saved from almost certain death, and that are nowadays referred to as "Winton's children".

Baron Dubs was elected to the House of Commons of the United Kingdom in 1979, where he served until 1987. In 1994, he was granted the title of "Baron Dubs of Battersea" and became a lifelong peer. Baron Dubs has long been involved in the topic of migration, especially the issue of child refugees.