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Film: 'The Children Who Cheated the Nazis'

Sue Read and Jim Goulding

Wed 18 Sep 2013

Time: 6.30pm

The Children Who Cheated the Nazis is the story of how 10,000 children escaped the Holocaust. It documents their harrowing journey to England, the forgotten heroes who made their escape possible, the love and caring of strangers and the resilience of the children. This traumatic rescue became known as the Kindertransport.

Through personal interviews, viewers discover what happened to the families of these fleeing children and how they themselves survived in their strange new world. The film is narrated by Lord Richard Attenborough, whose family took in two Kindertransport children, and has been broadcast worldwide.

The screening will be followed by a question and answer session with the film's director and producer and one of the film's interviewees, Bea Green.

Sue Read was a BBC director, producer and researcher for investigative broadcast programmes. In addition to The Children Who Cheated the Nazis she directed Hide & Seek, the story of hidden children of the Second World War. She has published several books and has contributed to various publications including the Sunday Telegraph Magazine, Harpers, The Guardian, The Observer and the Daily Mail.

Jim Goulding is a producer, editor and director. He was a director for ITN live world news and has produced and directed broadcast documentaries, light entertainment and factual programmes as well as several series for the BBC, Channel 4, MBC and ITV.

Admission: Free, but booking is essential as space is limited.

Location: The Wiener Library, 29 Russell Square, London - click for map

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