Nicky's Family

Nicky's Family

DVD - 2013
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Tells the nearly forgotten story of Nicholas Winton, an Englishman who organized the rescue of 669 Czech and Slovak children just before the outbreak of World War II.
Publisher: [United States] : Menemsha Films, [2013]
Characteristics: 1 videodisc (96 min.) : sd., col. ; 4 3/4 in.
Additional Contributors: Minac, Matij

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palisadesk
Jul 31, 2016

Very moving documentary.it 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.

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readinJC
Jan 18, 2016

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

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akirakato
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.

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rslade
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!

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kljl
Jun 24, 2014

Bravo to Nicolas for his efforts.

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