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Winton's Trains are in Los Angeles until May 18, 2017 at Museum of Tolerance

The Consulate General of the Czech Republic and the Museum of Tolerance cordially invite you to visit the unique and emotional exhibition about Sir Nicholas Winton who selflessly rescued Jewish children from Czechoslovakia in 1939. Exhibition is open to public until May 18, 2017 at Museum of Tolerance Los Angeles.

On Monday, April 24, 2017 on the occassion of Yom HaShoa Day of Holocaust Commemoration was in Museum of Tolerance unveiled special exhibition "Winton's Trains" in presence of its Producer, Mrs. Olga Menzelová, and Consul General of the Czech Republic in Los Angeles H.E. Pavol Šepeľák.

This special event led by leadership of Museum of Tolerance and Simon Wiesenthal Center was attended by several distinguished guests, including Minister for Social Equality of State of Israel, H.E. Gila Gamliel, Former Mayor of Los Angeles, The Honorable Antonio R. Villaraigosa, and one of still living "Winton's children" Mr. David Lux, together with tens of holocaust survivors.

Photographs from the opening are available in our gallery below.

 

Consulate General of the Czech Republic in Los Angeles would like to thank all partners for their invaluable support and contribution, without which this exhibition would not be possible. Our special thank you goes to Mrs. Menzelova, whose endless effort brought this stunning exhibition into life together with its curator Professor Jaroslav Brabec, Ph.D.

 

ABOUT EXHIBITION:

This internationally successful exhibition is the testimony of breathtaking story about Sir Nicholas Winton who rescued 669 mostly Jewish children from the pre-war Czechoslovakia, before the dark spot of our world history took place. It introduces some of the children N. Winton saved as they gather with him in Prague on the 70th anniversary of their historic rescue and retrace part of that lifesaving journey.

Produced by Olga Menzelova/ Medialogue.s.r.o. (medialogue.cz)

Curated by  prof. doc. Jaroslav Brabec

More at www.wintonstrain.com

 

LOCATION:

Museum of Tolerance
9786 W Pico Blvd.
Los Angeles, CA 90035

HOURS:

Sunday to Friday
10:00 am - 5:00 pm         

More at www.museumoftolerance.com

 

 

Consul General of the Czech Republic, Pavol Sepelak ©Bart Bartholomew/SWC

Consul General of the Czech Republic, Pavol Sepelak ©Bart Bartholomew/SWC

Mrs. Olga Menzelová ©YanaBridle Photography

Mrs. Olga Menzelová ©YanaBridle Photography

Ribbon Cutting (from left): Mrs. Menzelová, Mr. Lux, Rabbi  Cooper, Israeli Minister Gamliel, Consul General Sepelak, British Consul General O'Connor, Rabbi Myer, Director Geft ©YanaBridlePhotography

Ribbon Cutting (from left): Mrs. Menzelová, Mr. Lux, Rabbi  Cooper, Israeli Minister Gamliel, Consul General Sepelak, British Consul General O'Connor, Rabbi Myer, Director Geft ©YanaBridlePhotography

Consul General Sepelak with Mr. David Lux, one of surviving Winton's children

Consul General Sepelak with Mr. David Lux, one of surviving Winton's children   

(from left) Directo Liebe Geft, Consul General Pavol Sepelak, Mrs. Olga Menzelova ©YanaBridlePhotography

(from left) Directo Liebe Geft, Consul General Pavol Sepelak, Mrs. Olga Menzelova ©YanaBridlePhotography

(from left) Mrs. Olga Menzelova, Mr. David Lux, Director Liebe Geft ©YanaBridlePhotography

(from left) Mrs. Olga Menzelova, Mr. David Lux, Director Liebe Geft ©YanaBridlePhotography