A Maidenhead resident who saved hundreds of children in the Second World War is to be celebrated in a documentary marking Holocaust Memorial Day.

Sir Nicholas Winton, who sadly passed at 106-years-old in 2015, will be honoured at Norden Farm Centre for the Arts with a special screening of a documentary about his life.

'Nicky’s Family' is a documentary that tells the story of one man’s efforts to rescue over 600 children from death during the Second World War.

In 1939 Sir Nicholas found himself in Czechoslovakia during Nazi occupation.

Struck by the plight of the children of Jewish refugees, he set aside his own pursuits to help them escape.

In total, Sir Nicholas arranged transport and an English home to stay in for 669 children.

The emotional journey of events is documented on screen and also looks at where these children are now and what his actions have inspired them to do.

Now well known, the story had been buried in the past.

Sir Nicholas did not speak about it with anyone, until fifty years later, when his wife found a suitcase in the attic full of documents and his transport plans.

The documentary has won over thirty awards, was named the Best Documentary at the Montreal World Film Festival and the Audience Award at the Karlovy Vary International Film Festival.

It will screen at Nordon Farm on Friday, January 27 at 10am, followed by a presentation hosted by Nick Winton, son of Nicholas Winton. Tickets are £5.

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