Award-Winning Film on Holocaust's "Last Rescuer" Shows Tonight

Panel discussion with director, surviving "Winton Children," and Consul General of the Czech Republic to follow.

Copies of Minac's book Nicholas Winton's Lottery
of Life
will be given to
the first 200 people who attend the program.

Wednesday, September 17, 6:30 p.m.
Prosser Auditorium, Haupert Union Building
Admission Free

In 1939, Nicholas Winton, a 28-year old London stockbroker, rescued 669 Jewish children from Nazi-occupied Czechoslovakia. He told no one, not even his own family, of his actions for more than fifty years. Only in the late 1990s, after Winton's wife found a box of passport applications in the attic of their home, did the heroic act come to light.

Nicholas WintonNicholas Winton: The Power of Good chronicles the remarkable story of Nicholas Winton, who at age 98 was nominated for the 2008 Nobel Peace Prize. Winton appears with a dozen of the rescued "children" in the film directed by Matej Minac, a Slovakian Jew. The film received the 2002 International Emmy Award for Documentary from the International Academy of Television Arts & Sciences.

The film will be shown tonight at 6:30 p.m. in Prosser Auditorium, Haupert Union Building. After the screening, President Thomforde will lead a panel discussion, featuring Matej Minac; Hannah Slome and George Korper (two of the surviving "Winton Children"); and Peter A. Rafaeli, Hon. Consul General of the Czech Republic. A reception with the panelists will follow in the HUB lounge.

While visiting Moravian, Matej Minac will film a performace of the Moravian College Choir and interview President Thomforde for a follow-up film to the original documentary.

The program is sponsored by Moravian College Office of Institutional Diversity, the President's Office, and the Music Department. For more information, call 610-861-1491.