Into The Arms Of Strangers: Stories Of The Kindertransport

Into The Arms Of Strangers: Stories Of The Kindertransport

Director: Mark Jonathan Harris Cast: Judi Dench

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On November 9, 1938, Adolph Hitler's ugly war against the Jews began in earnest with the "Kristallnacht," in which Nazi troops joined with angry mobs to attack synagogues, Jewish-owned businesses, and residents of predominantly Jewish neighborhoods. While Hitler did not initially make clear his plans for a genocide of Germany's Jews, he openly stated his desire that Germany be free of Jews. Few nations were willing to accept the large numbers of German Jews who now wished to expatriate in fear of their lives. However, Great Britain agreed to permit Jewish children between the ages of 5 and 17 to come to the U.K. -- without their parents. Between December of 1938 and August of 1939, some 10,000 German children gained refuge in the U.K. Most were adopted by British families, and many of the older boys served in the British Army, fighting against the Nazis, but the majority were never to see their birth parents again. Into the Arms of Strangers: Stories of the Kindertransport is a documentary that looks at the "Kindertransport," which ferried the children to Great Britain, and what became of the children once they arrived in England. Judi Dench narrates.

Product Details

Release Date: 08/27/2013
UPC: 0883316877159
Original Release: 2000
Rating: PG
Source: Warner Archives
Time: 1:57:00
Sales rank: 29,579

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Into The Arms Of Strangers: Stories Of The Kindertransport 5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 3 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
THIS BOOK IS VERY INFORMATIVE ABOUT HOW THE JEWISH CHILDREN OF GERMANY FLED THE NAZI NATION AND HOW THEY WERE LED TO SAFETY.
Guest More than 1 year ago
This was an excellent movie...If you are interested in this topic, you will also enjoy Dorit B. Whiteman's critically acclaimed Holocaust books: ''The Uprooted'', which examines how some Jews (including many Kindertransport passengers) managed to miraculously escape Nazi occupied countries and describes the emotional aftermaths of their ordeals, and ''Escape Via Siberia'', which tells the dramatic story of a Polish boy who surived exile in Siberia and joined the only Russian Kindertransport.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago