Nicky's Family

Nicky's Family

[the Story of "Britain's Schindler" Sir Nicholas Winton]

DVD - 2013 | Widescreen ed
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Ordinary British stockbroker Nicholas Winton organized the rescue of 669 children from Prague just before the outbreak of World War II. As a result of his heroic efforts, today there are over 6,000 descendants of 'Winton's Children" all over the world. Winton, now 104 years old, did not speak about these events with anyone for more than half a century. His exploits would have probably been forgotten if his wife, fifty years later, hadn't found a suitcase in the attic, full of documents and transport plans. The children that he saved, their descendants and countless others around the world continue to follow his example to do good, as chronicled in this award-winning film.
Publisher: [Santa Monica] : Menemsha Films, [2013]
Edition: Widescreen ed
Branch Call Number: DVD 940.5318 N539N 2013
940.5318 NICKYSF
Characteristics: 1 videodisc (96 minutes) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in


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Jul 31, 2016

Very moving not only covers Sir Nicholas' refugee work in 1939 but the long-term impact it has had, including on young people in several countries who have been inspired by his example. The film ends with a powerful scene which I won't spoil by describing it.

Jan 18, 2016

Well done documentary, proving once again, that one person can change the world through helping individuals.

Jun 20, 2015

This is a 2011 Czech documentary directed by Matej Mináč.
It is an enthralling docu-drama that artfully tells the story of how Mr. Winton gave up a 1938 skiing holiday to answer a friend's request for help in Prague and didn't stop helping until the war's beginning stopped him.
He worked frantically, placing refugee children in English homes.
The story is told in vintage film clips with present-day interviews and the kind of dramatic re-creation video.

Aug 25, 2014

No "Schindler's List," but interesting and heartwarming.

d2013 Jul 21, 2014

A true story about a very courageous individual. Great documentary!

Jun 24, 2014

Bravo to Nicolas for his efforts.


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