January 27th marks the 69th anniversary of the liberation of Auschwitz, International Holocaust Remembrance Day. To mark the occasion, the Shoreline office of the Jewish Federation of Greater New Haven, Shoreline Hadassahand The Grove School are sponsoring a showing of Nicky’s Family, a Menemsha film.
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. Sir Winton, now 104 years old, did not speak about these events with anyone for more than half a century. His heroic efforts might have been forgotten if his wife had not found a suitcase full of
documents and transport plans many years later. Today the story of this rescue has influenced thousands of children on every continent. Many have decided to follow in his footsteps and do something positive for our world through mitzvah projects (good deeds) that help the hungry, sick and homeless. In the Czech
Republic 120,000 children signed a petition to award Nicholas Winton the Nobel
Prize for Peace. That effort is now motivating children and adults in the USA to help Sir Winton achieve this honor while he is alive. The film proves that members of Nicky's Familyare not the only people touched by Sir Nicholas Winton. One act of kindness, by one person who cares, can change the world! Nicky's Family has earned rave reviews from audiences and critics around the world, winning over 30 awards - including 14 audience awards from U.S. film festivals! Following the screening, Dr.Norman Ravski, son of survivors and head of March Of The Living, will lead a short talkback.
Sponsored by the Shoreline Office of the JFGNH, Shoreline Hadassah and generous donations from The Grove School, Polson Middle School and the Beckerman Lecture Series.$5 suggested donation - proceeds will help fund student scholarships for March of the Living this spring. OPEN TO THE PUBLIC. STUDENTS FREE.
Snow Date: Thursday, January 30
For additional info. go to www.jewishnewhaven.org or contact Jill Lesage in Guilford at 203.738.0033 or firstname.lastname@example.org.