Winton’s Children – Rathmines Library – Tues 22 May & Wed 23 May

Nicholas Winton

Nicholas Winton

 WINTON’S CHILDREN

How one man saved hundreds of children from death in the Holocaust

Tuesday 21 May – Wednesday 22 May 2013

Nicholas Winton

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

 

WINTON SYMPOSIUM

WEDNESDAY 22 MAY, 5pm-8pm

Samuel Taca Hall, Terenure Synagogue, Dublin

5.00pm      Welcome Reception and light refreshments

5.30pm      Symposium

  • 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

 

Free. Booking essential for all screenings and Symposium,

 01 497 3539, rathmineslibrary@dublincity.ie

For more information please contact us on:

Tel: 085 7067357  

Email: info@jewishmuseum.ie 

or please contact Yanky Fachler: 086 8575162, yanky@eircom.net

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