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Central Mass Jewish Film Festival - "Nicky's Family"

Date: January 25, 2014Time: 7:30 pm
Location:  Show map St. John's high School - Ryken Center
378 Main Street
Shrewsbury, MA 01545
Contact: Nancy GreenbergPhone: 508-756-7109 x 232Email: [email protected]

The heartwarming, true story of “Britain’s Schindler”, Nicholas Winton, who organized the rescue of 669 Czech children, most of them Jewish, with his own personal kinder transports, just before the outbreak of World War II. Winton, now 104, never spoke about these events with anyone for 50 years. It was not until his wife, Greta, unearthed an old briefcase full of documents that the story was revealed. Since then, hundreds of Winton’s “children” have been found and his“family” numbers in the thousands. His courageous acts continue to inspire people from all over the world to do good deeds. Winner of 13 Audience Favorite Awards from U.S. film festivals We are pleased to welcome “Winton Child” Eva (Fleischmann) Paddock who will take part in a Q & A session following the film.Paddock, who now lives in Cambridge, and her sister, Milena, who resides in the UK, left Prague on the last kinder transport train, which departed on July 29, 1939. Both Eva and Milena appear in the film.

Director: Matej Minac.  Czech Republic/Slovak Republic 2013, 96 minutes. Documentary in English

Fee: $12


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