This program was originally scheduled for December, but now has been rescheduled for Jan 6, 2019. In 1939, 29-year-old London stockbroker Nicholas Winton traveled to Prague and organized the rescue of 669 Jewish children, who were sent to England and Sweden via the Kindertransport. Uninterested in receiving recognition for his good work, he never told anyone what he had done. Fifty years later, his wife found out and told the world. The rescued children, many now grandparents, organized a reunion with Winton. This documentary tells the stories of Winton’s rescue work in 1939, the lives of the children as refugees during the war, and the 1989 reunion between Winton and “his” children. Winton’s story resonates with controversies over how we deal with refugees today.
Coffee, snacking, and schmoozing starts at 9:30 a.m.
Presentation starts at 9:45 a.m.
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