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The Power of Good: Nicholas Winton (2002)
"Síla lidskosti - Nicholas Winton" (original title)

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A gripping documentary about the courage and determination of a young English stockbroker who saved the lives of 669 children. Between March 13 and August 2, 1939, Nicholas Winton organized... See full summary »

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Joe Schlesinger ...
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Karel Reisz ...
Himself
Hugo Morom ...
Himself - Airport Constructor
Joseph Guns ...
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Sidonie Guns ...
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Vera Gissing ...
Herself - Writer
Tom Berman ...
Himself - Biologist
Alfred Dubs ...
Himself - Politician
Amos Ben Ron ...
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Tom Graumann ...
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Tom Schreder ...
Himself - Publisher
Nicholas Winton ...
Himself - Nicholas' Son
Grete Winton ...
Herself - Nicholas' Wife
Holly Winton ...
Herself - Nicholas' Granddaughter
Elisabeth Maxwell ...
Herself - Historian (as Dr. Elisabeth Maxwell)
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A gripping documentary about the courage and determination of a young English stockbroker who saved the lives of 669 children. Between March 13 and August 2, 1939, Nicholas Winton organized 8 transports to take children from Prague to new homes in Great Britain, and kept quiet about it until his wife discovered a scrapbook documenting his unique mission in 1988. Winton was a successful 29-year-old stockbroker in London who "had an intuition" about the fate of the Jews when he visited Prague in 1939. He quietly but decisively got down to the business of saving lives. We learn how only two countries, Sweden and Britain, answered his call to harbor the young refugees; how documents had to be forged and how once foster parents signed for the children on delivery, that was the last he saw of them. Written by National Center for Jewish Film

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Inspirational human being
24 October 2006 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

Nicky Winton is a decent human being...that's how Schlessinger ends the film. The movie is about a decent human being, but by today's standards, Winton is an amazingly heroic individual. Doing the "right thing" for him has allowed 15,000 human beings to exist 50 years later.

I use this film in my sociology classes to demonstrate courage, integrity and kindness...decency as Schlessinger says. This is a great film about a great man that can be shown to any audience from children to adults and it will move them all.

I highly recommend this film, Steven L. Stoll, Adjunct Professor of Social Sciences


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