The 'British Schindler'
Sir Nicholas Winton turns 105 on 19 May 2014. At the age of 28, he organized the rescue of 669 Czech and Slovak children just before the outbreak of World War II.
The film Nicky’s Family tells the nearly forgotten story of 'Sir Nicky' who did not speak about these events with anyone for more than half a century. We are celebrating the birthday of this great man with a film screening and a follow-up discussion at the British Council Germany. We have invited the Berlin-based actress Eve Slatner, one of the children rescued by Sir Nicholas Winton, who will share her personal story with the audience and join the discussion about how his courageous acts many years ago continue to influence people from all over the world and motivate them to do good.
About the film:
Sir Nicky’s exploits would have probably been forgotten if his wife, fifty years later, had not found a suitcase in the attic full of documents and transport plans. Today, his story is known all over the world – he has been knighted by Queen Elizabeth II and the U.S. House of Representatives passed H.R. 583 in recognision of his remarkable deed.
Winton’s story is a very emotional one, and thousands of children in many countries have decided to follow in his footsteps and do something important. They think up various charity projects and even help in the saving of lives of undernourished and sick children in Cambodia and Africa. The film’s producers, Matej Minac and Patrik Pass set out to ensure these fascinating, little-known stories and precious facts about the rescue mission are not lost to time.
Entry is free. You can register for the event by sending an email to firstname.lastname@example.org.
If you are not able to attend the event, you can tweet your questions to Eve Slatner until 19 May via @deBritish using the Hashtag #105YearsSirNicky.