Into the Arms of Strangers

Into the Arms of Strangers

Stories of the Kindertransport

DVD - 2000
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The documentary tells the story of a group of children from Germany, Austria, and Czechoslovakia who were fortunate enough to escape the unfathomable horror of the genocide perpetrated against the Jewish people during WWII. They were saved by the Kindertransport, which took 10,000 children to the safety of England in the late 1930s. (The United States government, which could have sponsored a similar program, declined to do so.) Assuming that the broad historical context is well enough known, the film concentrates on individual stories, using archival film clips and photographs, re-enactments and interviews, with both the rescuers and the rescued.
Publisher: Burbank, CA : Warner Bros. Pictures : Distributed by Warner Home Video, c2000, 2001
ISBN: 9780790753096
079075309X
Branch Call Number: DVD DOCMNTRY INT
Characteristics: 1 videodisc (118 min.) :,sd., b&w with col. sequences ;,4 3/4 in

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ChampionMDR Sep 11, 2015

This WW II documentary gets across the plight, devastation and few resurrections experienced by children and their families .

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akirakato
Jan 23, 2014

This is a 2000 117-minute documentary about the story of the kindertransport---a rescue operation which saved the lives of over 10,000
Jewish children from Nazi Germany by transporting them via train to England, where they were adopted by British families.
The film relies heavily on interviews of the transported children, who are now grown men and women in their 60s and 70s.
They recall their feelings and experiences of the kindertransport.
They are indeed lucky ones because 1.5 million other Jewish children perished in the concentration camp.
It is a gripping and heart-wrenching documentary.

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librarianatlarge
Jan 17, 2012

This academy award winning film is well worth watching. Many interviews with survivors provide heartbreaking insight into the lives of these children and their parents as well as the motivations of people in Britain who took them in.

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