Review: ‘Nicky’s Family’ Tells True Story of “Britain’s Schindler”

British mother choosing adoptive child in Winton’s office.

Imagine you are twenty-nine years old, preparing to go on a skiing vacation in Switzerland with your friend. At the last minute, he calls to cancel, asking you instead to accompany him to Czechoslovakia to visit camps where refugees are fleeing a brutal dictator annexing parts of their country. Your friend is part of a commission trying to help adult refugees to flee, but when you get there you see that  there is no one working to help the children of these camps. Parents ask for your help, some finding the hotel where you are staying at and pleading with you to do something. It is 1939. The dictator’s name is Adolf Hitler. [Read more...]