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

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The story of the child refugees who were transported to Britain to escape the Nazi Holocaust.

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In 1938 and 1939, about 10,000 children, most of them Jews, were sent by their parents from Germany, Austria, and Czechoslovakia to the safety of England where foster families took most of them in for the duration of the war. Years later, eleven kinder, one child's mother, an English foster mother, a survivor of Auschwitz who didn't go to England, and two of the kindertransport organizers remember: the days before the Nazis, the mid-to-late 1930s as Jews were ostracized, saying farewell to family, traveling to England, meeting their foster families, writing home, fearing the worst, coping, and trying to find families after the war ended. 1,500,000 children dead; 10,000 saved. Written by <jhailey@hotmail.com>

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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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24 November 2000 (UK)  »

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$32,037 (USA) (15 September 2000)

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$374,555 (USA) (15 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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Hänschen klein ging allein
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Performed by Kinderchor des NDR
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3 October 2008 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

This effort will not be for everyone. But if you have a desire in life to see right prevail, to see what is good, and if you live a life of love, then you will cherish this movie. I got this movie from the local library on a lark, and immediately following the end, I went on line and ordered it. It is very well done. The producers and directors here did a perfect job. If you are looking for sex and violence, this is not for you. But if you want to learn and be truly enriched in your life, then this offering is just the ticket. I am not Jewish but after watching this I feel as if I had been born Jewish. This movie has filled a space in my heart I was not aware of. I Cr 13;8a


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