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

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The secret smuggling of 9,300 Jewish children out of Nazi-occupied Germany in the late 1930s.
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Cast overview, first billed only:
Judi Dench ... Narrator (voice)
Lory Cahn Lory Cahn ... Herself
Kurt Fuchel Kurt Fuchel ... Himself
Eva Hayman Eva Hayman ... Herself
Ursula Rosenfeld Ursula Rosenfeld ... Herself
Lorraine Allard Lorraine Allard ... Herself
Jack Hellman Jack Hellman ... Himself
Lore Segal Lore Segal ... Herself
Robert Sugar Robert Sugar ... Himself
Hedy Epstein Hedy Epstein ... Herself
Norbert Wollheim Norbert Wollheim ... Himself
Nicholas Winton Nicholas Winton ... Himself
Franzi Groszmann Franzi Groszmann ... Herself
Alexander Gordon Alexander Gordon ... Himself
Bertha Leverton Bertha Leverton ... Herself
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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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English | German

Release Date:

24 November 2000 (UK) See more »

Also Known As:

Dans des bras étrangers See more »

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Box Office

Opening Weekend USA:

$32,037, 17 September 2000

Gross USA:

$374,555
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1.37 : 1
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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 (as Kinderchor des NDR)
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Very fascinating and touching
9 September 2000 | by James L.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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