Nicky & Vera: A Quiet Hero of the Holocaust and the Children He Rescued
|Nakladatelství:||» W. W. Norton & Company|
|Médium / forma:||Tištěná kniha|
|Úprava:||59 nečíslovaných stran: barevné ilustrace|
Etika. Morální filozofie|
Literatura pro děti a mládež (naučná)
Nicholas Winton na sklonku roku 1938 vyměnil svou zimní dovolenou za příjezd do Prahy, kde se pustil do jedinečné záchrany židovských dětí, které posílal vlakem do náhradních britských rodin. Další hrdinkou tohoto ilustrovaného a skutečného příběhu je i dívka Věra, jedna ze 669 zachráněných dětí.
In 1938, twenty-nine-year-old Nicholas Winton saved the lives of almost 700 children trapped in Nazi-occupied Czechoslovakia - a story he never told and that remained unknown until an unforgettable TV appearance in the 1980s reunited him with some of the children he saved.
Czech-American artist, MacArthur Fellow, and Andersen Award winner Peter Sís dramatises Winton's story in this distinctive and deeply personal picture book. He intertwines Nicky's efforts with the story of one of the children he saved a young girl named Vera, whose family enlisted Nicky's aid when the Germans occupied their country. As the war passes and Vera grows up, she must find balance in her dual identities one her birthright, the other her choice.
Nicky & Vera is a masterful tribute to a humble man's courageous efforts to protect Europe's most vulnerable, and a timely portrayal of the hopes and fears of those forced to leave their homes and create new lives.(a quiet hero of the Holocaust and the children he rescued)
In December 1938, a young Englishman canceled a ski vacation and went instead to Prague to help the hundreds of thousands of refugees from the Nazis who were crowded into the city. Setting up a makeshift headquarters in his hotel room, Nicholas Winton took names and photographs from parents desperate to get their children out of danger. He raised money, found foster families in England, arranged travel and visas, and, when necessary, bribed officials and forged documents. In the frantic spring and summer of 1939, as the Nazi shadow fell over Europe, he organized the transportation of almost 700 children to safety. Then, when the war began and no more children could be rescued, he put away his records and told no one. It was only fifty years later that a chance discovery and a famous television appearance brought Winton´s actions to light. Peter Sís weaves Winton´s experiences and the story of one of the children he saved, Vera Gissing. Nicky & Vera is a tale of decency, action, and courage told in luminous, poetic images by an internationally renowned artist.
Židovské děti – Záchrana
Židovské děti – Česko
Holocaust (1939-1945) – Česko
Filantropové – Velká Británie