The evening begins with a glass of wine followed by a rare opportunity to see the multi-award winning drama-documentary Nicky’s Family. Health permitting, Sir Nicholas, now 104, is joined by others to discuss his heroic feat in rescuing almost 700 children from certain death in Nazi concentration camps. Some of those he saved are also taking part.
The film tells the story of Sir Nicholas, sometimes called ‘the British Schindler’, who, as a 29 year old stockbroker in 1938, exchanged his skiing holiday for a trip to Prague where war was brewing. Jews were in fear of their lives but Winton persuaded the British Government to allow in their children and, overcoming every obstacle, organised their travel on the Kindertransport to adoptive families in the UK. With unexpected twists and turns, this deeply moving story ends with the legacy of his brave deed – a family of about 7,000 today, in turn encouraged to do good deeds.
Honorary Patrons: The Right Honourable, The Lord Dubs, Lady Milena Grenfell-Baines, The Reverend Nicky Gumbel, Esther Rantzen CBE, Lady Jane Rayne Lacey, The Marquess and Marchioness of Reading, and Tomas Sandell.
All profits will be divided between three charities caring for Holocaust survivors.
Please note: film screening begins at 7.30pm.