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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 ... Self
Kurt Fuchel Kurt Fuchel ... Self
Eva Hayman Eva Hayman ... Self
Ursula Rosenfeld Ursula Rosenfeld ... Self
Lorraine Allard Lorraine Allard ... Self
Jack Hellman Jack Hellman ... Self
Lore Segal Lore Segal ... Self
Robert Sugar Robert Sugar ... Self
Hedy Epstein Hedy Epstein ... Self
Norbert Wollheim Norbert Wollheim ... Self
Nicholas Winton Nicholas Winton ... Self
Franzi Groszmann Franzi Groszmann ... Self
Alexander Gordon Alexander Gordon ... Self
Bertha Leverton Bertha Leverton ... Self


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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Terribly beautiful.
28 June 2001 | by johnny-143See all my reviews

This is a film that must be seen by your entire family. True, it's very disturbing, but it's one of the best films ever made about the horrors of war. Beautifully made, touching and moving, this is just a marvel. It should be shown every year on national television, to make sure that people never forget. Technically a marvel, there is not one thing wrong with this film, other than the fact that people haven't seen it.

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English | German

Release Date:

24 November 2000 (UK) See more »

Also Known As:

Into the Arms of Strangers: Stories of the Kindertransport See more »


Box Office

Opening Weekend USA:

$32,037, 17 September 2000

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Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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