Format Hardcover
Publication Date 11/05/24
ISBN 9781639367405
Trim Size / Pages 6 x 9 in / 304

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One Life

The True Story of Sir Nicholas Winton and the Prague Kindertransport

Barbara Winton

Sir Nicholas Winton rescued 669 Jewish children from Nazi occupied Czechoslovakia at the brink of World War II. Most never saw their parents again. This is his story.

*Now a major motion picture starring Sir Anthony Hopkins and Helena Bonham Carter*

In 1938, 29-year-old "Nicky" cancelled a ski trip and instead spent nine months masterminding a seemingly impossible plan to rescue hundreds of Jewish children and find them homes in the United Kingdom. Over 6,000 people are alive today because of his efforts.

What motivated an ordinary man to do something so extraordinary? This book, written by his daughter, Barbara, explores the 106-year life of an incredible humanitarian, a man whose legacy only came to public light decades later.

His life story is a clarion call to choose action over apathy in the face of injustice, and a reminder that every one of us can change the world.

"If something is not impossible, then there must be a way to do it."

Barbara Winton (1953-2022) was the daughter of Sir Nicholas Winton and was dedicated to promoting her father's legacy. Barbara gave talks about Sir Nicholas to many varied audiences in the U.K., U.S.A. and the Czech Republic. The aim was to tell his story as an example of positive action and to spread his message that helping those in need is not only the right thing to do but a most rewarding way to spend your time.

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Endorsements & Reviews

"Those of us who came on a Kindertransport from Prague and owe our lives to Nicky will be so grateful to Barbara for writing something so special." Lord Alf Dubs, ex-Labour minister and "rescued child"
"Remarkable." The Guardian