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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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Nicholas Winton: We did have the feeling that the position was much more urgent than anybody in London thought.
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Als unser Mops ein Möpschen war
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Performed by the Wiener Sängerknaben with the Vienna Chamber Orchestra
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Really, you NEED to see this
5 June 2006 | by futures-1See all my reviews

"Into the Arms of Strangers" (2000): This is a documentary about parents who try to get their children OUT of the reach of Nazis (focusing on the "Kindertransport" system). Once in awhile a documentary comes along that is SO full of information you did not have, SO mesmerizing, and SO important to your understanding of the World, it is a must-see - for EVERYONE. Can you imagine what it is to send your children away…to…somewhere, not knowing what will become of them, and wondering if you shall EVER see one another again? Can you imagine being a young child, and as you're being put on a train for the escape, you scream to your parents (who are not going with you) that you must be adopted and they never did love you? Can you imagine being the child whose father, out of pure, illogical, last-second panic LOVE, pulled you back out of the moving train through the window, nearly killing you from the fall, and whose fates would then send you both to concentration camps? How would YOU and YOUR father DEAL with this, if you both "survived"? It uses excellent archival film (appears restored), beautiful scoring, artful editing, and lots of interviews (with surviving children and a few of their "foster parents"), make this an incredibly moving, horrific, inspiring experience. Really, you NEED to see "Into the Arms of Strangers".


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