A gripping documentary about Sir Nicholas Winton, who personally and by his own initiative saved the lives of 669 children from Nazi-occupied Czechoslovakia and brought them across Hitler’s Germany to Britain in 1939. For nearly 50 years, he kept secret how he rescued these children; not even his wife knew anything about it.
The story emerged in 1988 when the BBC broadcast a touching show about the first meeting of approximately 100 people with their secret rescuer. Today he is often called Britain’s Schindler. Winton subsequently died in 2015, but his fascinating story continues to inspire people to make this world a better place.
Nicky’s Family won the Best Documentary award at the 2011 Montreal World Film Festival.
“Nicky’s Family is that rare Holocaust documentary that is largely uplifting.”