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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, Limited Release

Gross USA:

$374,555, 17 December 2000
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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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Extremely Well-done and moving
18 April 2004 | by davekcSee all my reviews

After coming home from a day "out on the town" and then sitting down to watch this program on PBS by accident while channel-surfing was an interesting experience. The documentary so vividly told the stories of the experience of the children who where part of the the Kindertransport. What did it mean for them to be separated from their parents? What was it like for the parents who sent them away? How did the children cope with being in a strange land with strangers? How did some children deal with their parents' demise? How did some children deal with being reunited with their parents after the war? The movie was very well-done and very moving. I would definitely recommend owning this movie. Well-deserved Oscar win.


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