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January 4, 2008

“Nicholas Winton: The Power of Good” To Be Screened Jan. 29

Film Features One Man’s Effort to Save 669 Children from Holocaust

On March 1, 1939, the day before Adolf Hitler’s troops invaded Czechoslovakia, Nicholas Winton began a successful effort to relocate Jewish children to his native Great Britain. By the time World War II broke out on Sept. 1, 1939, the rescue effort had transported 669 children out of Nazi-occupied Czechoslovakia.

The story of how one man made a difference in the lives of more than 600 children and their descendants is the subject of "Nicholas Winton: The Power of Good," an Emmy Award-winning film by Matej Minac. The film about the man known as "The British Schindler" will be shown at noon on Tuesday, Jan. 29 , in the Pickford Theater, located on the third floor of the Library’s James Madison Building, 101 Independence Ave. S.E., Washington, D.C.

The event, which is free and open to the public, is sponsored jointly by the Library’s Motion Picture Broadcasting and Recorded Sound Division, the Hebrew Language Table and the Czech Embassy (as part of its annual Holocaust Educational Outreach). Winton Scholar Miriam Klein Kassenoff and Alice Masters, who was saved by Winton as a child, will conduct a post-screening discussion.

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PR 08-002
01/04/08
ISSN 0731-3527

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