Austria-Czech SIG #Austria-Czech Sir Nicholas Winton on "60 Minutes" - Sunday, April 27 - Rescuer of Czech & Slovak Children in WWII #austria-czech


Pamela Weisberger
 

Sir Nicholas Winton will be featured on CBS' 60 Minutes this Sunday,
April 27th at 7:00PM (eastern time) in a segment titled "Saving the
Lives of 669."

http://www.cbsnews.com/news/saving-the-lives-of-669-children/

Bob Simon will interview Sir Nicholas about his inspiring and selfless
rescue of 669 Czech and Slovak children >from the hands of the Nazis.

In the late 1930s Winton used a two-week vacation >from his job as a
London stockbroker to go to Prague and see what he might do to help
refugees whose lives he knew were in danger. His background hadn't
prepared him for humanitarian work, but he tells Simon, "I work on the
motto that if something's not impossible, there must be a way of doing
it." He wound up collecting the names of hundreds of children from
their desperate parents and then returned to London to figure out a
way to get them out. His successful mission was almost unknown for
half a century.

Sir Nicholas turns 105 on May 19th. There is also a documentary film
"Nicky's Children," based on his story:
http://www.menemshafilms.com/nickys-family

You can view previous episodes of this show on the "60 Minutes"
website, so if you can't see it in real time it should be available
next week online.

Pamela Weisberger
Santa Monica, CA
pweisberger@...

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