This program is over. Hope you didn't miss it! Browse other programs we offer Nicholas Winton: Britain's Schindler Evening Lecture/Seminar Monday, March 22, 2021 - 6:30 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. ET Add to calendar iCalendar Gmail Yahoo Mail Outlook Outlook.com Code: 1H0574 Location: This program is part of ourSmithsonian Associates Streaming series. Select your Tickets Resize text Memorial to Nicholas Winton in Prague’s main railway station by sculptor Flor Kent (Photo: Ludek Kovár) Nicholas Winton's split-second decision to save as many Jewish children as possible from the Nazis remained a secret for nearly 50 years. It was an unlikely endeavor for this 29-year-old British stockbroker, the son of German Jewish parents, who was on vacation in Prague in December 1938, months before the outbreak of WWII. With no experience in rescue operations, he plunged into the chaos and did what he could by arranging transport and then finding homes for the child refugees in Britain. It was a challenging journey, as they had to pass from Czechoslovakia through the Netherlands before arriving in England. In the end, he saved 669 children from the Nazis. The unassuming Winton never shared his story with his family, who had no idea what he accomplished. A chance discovery led to his being invited to the BBC television program “That's Life!” and during the broadcast he was reunited with several of the children he had saved. Historian Ralph Nurnberger highlights the story of this ordinary but remarkable man who was knighted for his efforts. Patron Information If you register multiple individuals, you will be asked to supply individual names and email addresses so they can receive a Zoom link email. Please note that if there is a change in program schedule or a cancellation, we will notify you via email, and it will be your responsibility to notify other registrants in your group. Unless otherwise noted, registration for streaming programs typically closes two hours prior to the start time on the date of the program. Once registered, patrons should receive an automatic email confirmation from CustomerService@SmithsonianAssociates.org. Separate Zoom link information will be emailed closer to the date of the program. If you do not receive your Zoom link information 24 hours prior to the start of the program, please email Customer Service for assistance. View Common FAQs about our Streaming Programs on Zoom.