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Into the Arms of Strangers: Stories of the Kindertransport (2000)

The secret smuggling of 9,300 Jewish children out of Nazi-occupied Germany in the late 1930s.

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For nine months prior to World War II, in an act of mercy unequalled anywhere else before the war, Britain conducted an extraordinary rescue mission, opening its doors to over 10,000 Jewish and other children from Germany, Austria, and Czechoslovakia. These children, or Kinder (sing. Kind), as they came to be known, were taken into foster homes and hostels in Britain, expecting eventually to be reunited with their parents. The majority of them never saw their families again. Written by Jwelch5742

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In the nine months prior to World War II, 10,000 innocent children left behind their families, their homes, their childhood, and took the journey...


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Rated PG for thematic elements | See all certifications »

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24 November 2000 (UK)  »

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$32,037 (USA) (17 September 2000)

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$374,555 (USA) (17 December 2000)
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Nicholas Winton: We did have the feeling that the position was much more urgent than anybody in London thought.
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Performed by the Vienna Boys Choir with the Vienna Chamber Orchestra
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Very fascinating and touching
9 September 2000 | by (Somewhere in New Jersey) – See all my reviews

A documentary about the Kindertransport, which sent many Jewish children in Central Europe to safety in Britain. The film is constructed from interesting and rare film footage and newsreels, German lullabies and folk songs, still photos,letters and drawings, representative objects, but, most importantly the recollections of many Kindertransport children, full of detail and emotion. In a certain part of the film ,lines from letters from the children to their parents are read and one of the letters which is read is that of my grandmother, a child on the Kindertransport herself. To me this film was a personally invigorating, touching, informative and sad experience . Recommended when it opens ( I saw it at the Warners screening room in N.Y before it opened because of my connection).


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