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Screening of the award-winning documentary film “Nicky’s family” at Bohemian National Hall

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The Permanent Missions of the Czech Republic and of Slovakia to the UN have together with the UN Department of Public Information organized on the 15th March a screening of the documentary film called “Nicky’s family”

This partly authentic, partly played documentary film by director Matej Mináč won several international film awards. It tells the heroic story of Sir Nicholas Winton (now 101 years old), who just before the outbreak of World War II., after seeing the appalling living conditions in the Czechoslovakian ghettoes, arranged transports to move the children to homes in Great Britain, and thus saved 669 Czech and Slovak Jewish children. This screening followed other events organized at the occasion of the International Holocaust Remembrance Day, highlighting this yearthe theme, “children and the Holocaust“.

The opening remarks were made by Kiyo Akasaka, United Nations Under-Secretary-General for Communications and Public Information, H.E. Ms. Edita Hrdá, Permanent Representative of the Czech Republic to the United Nations and H.E. Mr. Miloš Koterec, Permanent Representative of Slovakia to the United Nations. A videomessage from the film-maker Matej Mináč was also shown. The screening was followed by live jazz performance of Slovak singer and composer Ludmila Stefanikova and her band. The American Friends of the Czech