Nobel Peace Prize Nominee Sir Nicholas Winton accepts Golden Goody Award
Britain’s 104-yr-old Schindler is honored by Goody Awards for social good with top award.
To honor Britain’s Schindler, the Goody Awards is honored and humbled to present Sir Nicholas Winton (104-yr-old) with a Golden Goody Award. This lifetime achievement award is being presented in conjunction with the U.S. release of “Nicky’s Family” documentary (July 19, 2013 in New York, Los Angeles and VOD) and the Goody Awards Force for Good Campaign (July 15-Aug 15, 2013).
Winton is a humble hero who kept his story a secret for 50 years, until his wife found his notebook with photos and records of the 669 Czech and Slovak children who he saved right before World War II broke out. He is a “Force for Good” and his “Nicky’s Family” are now doing social good projects and volunteer work around the globe to give back.
Sir Nicholas Winton was knighted by Queen Elisabeth II and the U.S. House of Representatives passed H.R. 583 recognizing his remarkable deed – and he is nominated for a Nobel Peace Prize. “Nicky’s Family” documentary film captures interviews with Sir Nicholas Winton and his child survivors, who’s extended families now doing social good projects and total almost 6,000 people.
From his home in London, England, Sir Nicholas Winton accepts this award in this 1-minute video with a call to action for an ethical future, “Thank you very much indeed for presenting me with the Golden Goody Award, which seems to encapsulate all the things, which I hold most dear. I feel if people lived according to the standard ethics, then most of our problems would be over. And I think what you are trying, hopefully successfully to do, is that people should not harp upon the past, but should work hard to work for a real ethical future. And if that could be achieved, most of humanity’s problems would be solved.” You can watch the full VIDEO: Sir Nicholas Winton Accepts Golden Goody Award.
Rabbi Abraham Cooper, Associate Dean of the Simon Wiesenthal Center, Museum of Tolerance, honored Sir Nicholas at the Holocaust Memorial in 2002, and sent this message, “Nicholas Winton’s humanitarian accomplishments in saving young Jews from the clutches of genocidal Nazi Germany reveals not only this man’s courage and tenacity on behalf of the Good but an indictment of his contemporary Europeans’ overwhelming inaction, apathy, and even collusion in the face of Evil. May Mr. Winton’s legacy continue to inspire every new generation.”
One of his 669 child survivors, Dave Lux (80 years old), who is now a speaker at the Museum of Tolerance also congratulated Sir Nicholas Winton from his Los Angeles home, “Hello Winton. Hello Nicky actually. We met at your 70-year reunion in London, and in fact, we sat down, we had lunch together, which was one of the highlights of my life. You’re going to receive a well, well, well deserved award called the Golden Goody that I’m privileged to sit here and congratulate you. May you have many more good years of good health in the future and enjoy every minute of it.” You can watch the video where talks about meeting the man who saved his life in this VIDEO.
And Larry Namer, Founder of E! Entertainment Television and Metan Development Group sent his congratulations from China, “Every time I think I have heard every story about some if the incredible moments of courage during WW2 I find one that is more amazing than the last. Sir Nicholas Winton is certainly deserving of the lifetime achievement award and I am sure that many millions join the 6000 people in his extended family in wishing him our heartfelt thanks for his courage and valor.”
Congratulations Sir Nicholas Winton. We encourage everyone to see “Nicky’s Family’s,” and urge the Noble Peace Committee to honor you with a Nobel Peace Prize by signing this Change.org petition that was has already been signed by 213,000 people in Czechoslovakia.
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