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  • ‘Nicky’s Family’ recounts true tale of Britain’s Schindler

    By Tom Tugend

    July 17, 2013 | 12:43 pm

    In chronicling the dark night of the Holocaust, filmmakers have discovered occasional chinks of light in the deeds of Righteous Gentiles, those who risked much to succor and save Jews.

    Many of these men and women, of all nationalities and faiths, risked — and some lost — their...

  • Statue honors ‘British Schindler’ Sir Nicholas Winton

    September 20, 2010 | 2:59 pm

    A statue honoring the “British Schindler” was unveiled at a train station in Britain.

    Sir Nicholas Winton, 101, attended the dedication ceremony Saturday at the Maidenhead railway station.

    He smuggled 669 mostly Jewish boys and girls out of Czechoslovakia in 1939.

    The bronze statue shows Winton sitting on a park bench reading a book containing pictures of the children he saved.