19 2019

7pm JCC Jewish & Israeli Film Series: 'Nicky's Children'

7:00PM - 9:00PM  

Jewish Community Center of the Lehigh Valley - Kline Auditorium 702 N. 22nd Street
Allentown, PA 18104

Contact Stephanie Bennett

This docudrama tells the story of Nicholas Winton, an Englishman who organized the rescue of 669 Czech and Slovak children just before the outbreak of World War II. Winton, now 102 years old, did not speak about these events with anyone for more than half a century. His exploits would have probably been forgotten if his wife, 50 years later, hadn't found a suitcase in the attic, full of documents and transport plans. Today the story of this rescue is known all over the world. Dozens of Winton's "children" have been found and to this day his family has grown to almost 6,000 people, many of whom have gone on to achieve great things themselves.

$5 per person.

Register at the JCC Welcome Desk, call 610-435-3571 or visit

A corresponding program for families will be held on Sunday, March 24, at 3 p.m. at the JCC, including activities and a screening of the movie "Paddington," which was inspired by the Jewish children creator Michael Bond remembers seeing in the train stations of London during the Kindertransport of the late 1930s. $10 per family.