“If you don't know history, then you don't know anything. You are a leaf that doesn't know it is part of a tree. ”
(Michael Crichton)


"Those unable to catalog the past are doomed to repeat it.”
(Lemony Snicket)


nicky´s Family

In spring 2012 all the students of Gymnázium Vysoké Mýto went to the cinema to watch the film "Nicky´s Family" about Sir Nicholas Winton and to take part in the discussion with the director of the film Jakub Mináč. (You can find more about the film at www.menemshafilms.com/nickys-family). This way we found out about Sir Nicholas Winton, who saved 669 Jewish children from Czechoslovakia. The film was fascinating and very moving and the discussion which followed was really interesting. Mr Mináč told us a lot about Sir Nicholas Winton - he is now 104 years old and enjoys life. We cried when we watched the film and then we laughed when we listened to the stories about Sir Nicholas. E.g. once, when he already was over 100, he was stopped by police and had to pay a fine for overspeeding. :-)

Nicholas Winton

Sir Nicholas George Winton, (born 19 May 1909, died on 1st July 2015) was a British humanitarian who organized the rescue of 669 mostly Jewish children from German-occupied Czechoslovakia on the eve of the Second World War in an operation later known as the Czech Kindertransport. Winton found homes for them and arranged for their safe passage to Britain. The UK press has dubbed him the "British Schindler".

(from en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Nicholas_Winton, where you can read much more about this fantastic man)