Into the Arms of Strangers: Stories of the Kindertransport

2000 • 117 minutes
4.7
9 reviews
PG
Rating
Eligible
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Just prior to World War II, an extraordinary rescue operation aided the youngest victims of Nazi terror. Ten thousand Jewish and other children were transported from German-held lands to foster homes and hostels in Great Britain. Some built new family ties. Some endured the Blitz. Some, amazingly, found ways to liberate their own parents from Hitler's tyranny. And all have unforgettable stories to tell. From Mark Jonathan Harris, writer/director of the Academy Award winning The Long Way Home, and producer Deborah Oppenheimer (whose mother was one of the 10,000 children), comes this superb, Oscar winning documentary filled with rare archival footage and featuring gripping remembrances by the child survivors, rescuers and parents of the heroic Kindertransport. Judy Dench narrates.
Rating
PG
4.7
9 reviews
Renee Levitt
February 12, 2021
I was born in Canada in 1942 and can't always understand why I feel sad when I feel sad. Because of my life as a successful practising professional, teacher, trainer in 2 professions I trained myself to not shed tears when I was with people. Eventually, I couldn't cry out loud, privately either. Yesterday, crying inside I watched "Into The Arms Of Strangers" and cried real tears. I realised that I had been a precocious child. At various levels I knew what and how little children like me were suffering. This brilliant Documentary Film tells the story of children suffering war all over the world. It is film at it's best. Watch It!
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