Jewish Studies Film Screening: "Nicky's Family"

Sunday, February 16 at 2:00pm

William H. Hannon Library, Room 324 (level 3 classroom) 1 LMU Drive, Los Angeles, CA 90045

"Nicky's Family" 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.

Winton, now 104 years old, did not speak about these events with anyone for more than half a century. His exploits would have probably been forgotten if his wife, fifty years later, hadn ́t found a suitcase in the attic, full of documents and transport plans.

Today the story of this rescue is known all over the world. He was knighted by the Queen Elisabeth II and the U.S. House of Representatives passed H.R. 583 recognizing his remarkable deed.

Screening is free and open to the public.

Light refreshments will be served.

Please RSVP by contacting Rhonda Rosen at rrosen@lmu.edu or 310.338.4584

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Jewish Studies, Bellarmine College of Liberal Arts

Website

http://bellarmine.lmu.edu/jewishstudies/

Cost

Free

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