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Winton Train in Dublin

(This article expired 31.05.2013.)

Films and documentaries on the person and acts of Nicholas Winton were screened in Dublin’s Rathmines Library from the 21st to 22nd of May. On the evening of 22nd May, there was also a symposium at the Terenure Synagogue about the new Czech film ‘Nicky’s Family’ along with participation from one of the survivors. A flier from the event is attached below.

On 21st to 22nd May 2013 the Czech Embassy and local Jewish community held an event in Dublin's Rathmines library, screening films and documentaries on the person and acts of Nicholas Winton. During the two days those attending (especially school groups) learnt about Nicholas Winton’s extraordinary story of personal courage, who in 1939, just before the outbreak of WWII, organised the escape of 669 mostly Jewish children to Great Britain, saving them from almost certain death in the Nazi concentration camps.

The two-day event ended with an evening symposium hosted by Director of the Jewish Historical Society of Ireland, Yanky Fachler and the participation of Mrs Milena Grenfell-Baines (one of the survivors) and Czech Ambassador Tomas Kafka (his speech was published in the Irish Independent - see http://www.independent.ie/opinion/analysis/tomas-kafka-we-need-to-cherish-our-heroes-in-good-times-and-in-bad-29297261.html). The audience of about sixty people at the social hall of the Dublin Orthodox Synagogue were left evidently moved by the engaging storytelling and presentation of unique photographs by Mrs Grenfell-Baines.

Photo gallery from the symposium:


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Lady Milena Grenfell-Baines during her talk


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Lady Milena Grenfell-Baines during her talk


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Ambassador Tomas Kafka begins the symposium


Winton Train 1 MB PDF (Adobe Acrobat document) May 17, 2013