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JCC JEWISH FILM SERIES:
Watch the JCC's monthly newsletter, "CenterNews", for information on the Central Mass Jewish Film Series (CMJFS)* and occasional free films at the JCC.
Fri, Mar 31, 1:00 pm, Free
@ Worcester Senior Center
128 Providence St., Worcester
Director: Matej Minac, 2013; 96 minutes,
UK, Czech Republic, English
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 “kindertransports”, just before the outbreak of World War II. Winton never spoke of 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”, now in their 70s and 80s, have been found and to this day his “family” has grown to number almost 6000. Following the film, special guest Eva (Fleischmann) Paddock, a “Winton Child” will speak.
Winton, now 106, 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 kindertransport train, which departed on July 29, 1939. Both Eva and Milena appear in the film.