Sir Nicholas Winton meets AJR members
Winton's Children tells the remarkable story of Sir Nicholas's clandestine efforts to send Czech children to Britian between 1938 and 1939. As well as making several trips to Czechoslovakia, he also arranged for guarantors for the children once they reached Britain.
Known as the ‘British Schindler’ – a reference to Oskar Schindler, who saved more than 1,000 Jews – Sir Nicholas kept his brave past a secret for 50 years. Now 97, he was knighted in 2002 in honour of his service to humanity.
AJR member Vera Gissing, one of the children saved by Sir Nicholas, added, “The film is a fitting tribute to a great man. I and many others wouldn’t be here without Sir Nicholas. His actions can never be understated. We are also very grateful to Esther Rantzen, not only for chairing the event but also for helping to bring Sir Nicholas’s bravery to the public’s attention.”