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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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Lorraine Allard ...
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Jack Hellman ...
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Lore Segal ...
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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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Box Office

Opening Weekend:

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

Gross:

$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 Kinderchor des NDR
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Uplifting, but wrenching
15 September 2000 | by (Los Angeles, California) – See all my reviews

At a time when the progress of human civilization seemed to have come to an end, when the Dark Side was overwhelming the light, kindness and generosity could still be found. This extraordinary film is history as it should be: from the innermost thoughts and memories of the participants. This is a film that challenges every viewer - not because it preaches, but because it shows us at our worst and at our best. This is a film that you will never forget.


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