How one man saved hundreds of children from death in the Holocaust
Tuesday 21 May – Wednesday 22 May 2013
In late 1938, London stockbroker Nicholas Winton encountered Jewish refugees in Prague who had fled from the Sudeten following the Munich Agreement. He unilaterally launched a rescue operation from the lobby of his Prague hotel, under the auspices of a fictitious “Children Refugee Committee.” Back in London, he devoted every spare moment to his rescue efforts, including forging admission documents for children who had been approved but were missing their papers.
Between March-September 1939, Winton rescued almost 700 children, personally meeting every train at London’s Liverpool Street Station.
PLEASE NOTE NEW TIMES AND VENUES!
SCREENINGS IN RATHMINES LIBRARY: 157 Lower Rathmines Road
Tuesday 21 May, 4pm: All My Loved Ones” – fictionalised movie about Winton Children
Tuesday 21 May, 6pm: Nicky Winton – a documentary on Nicolas Winton
Wednesday 22 May, 10am: All My Loved Ones” – PRIVATE SCREENING FOR SCHOOLS
Wednesday 22 May, 2pm: Nicky Winton – a documentary on Nicolas Winton
WEDNESDAY 22 MAY, 5pm-8pm
Samuel Taca Hall, Terenure Synagogue, Dublin
5.00pm Welcome Reception and light refreshments
- Opening remarks: His Excellency Mr Tomas Kafka, Ambassador of Czech Republic in Ireland
- David Stecher, former deputy head of the Prague Jewish community, and director of the Czech Centre in Tel Aviv, will talk about director Matej Minac’s films on Winton
- Address by Lady Milena Grenfell-Baines, a “Winton Child”
- “A quarrel in a faraway country – Britain, Czechoslovakia and Winton’s Children” – talk by Yanky Fachler, chair, Jewish Historical Society of Ireland
- Closing remarks – Mr Tomas Kafka
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