Into The Arms Of Strangers - Stories Of The Kindertransport (2000)

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Critic Consensus: Although it appears to be nothing more than a "talking heads" documentary you may see on TV, Into the Arms of Strangers, nonetheless, tells a heart-wrenching story.


Movie Info

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 … More

Rating: PG (for thematic elements)
Genre: Documentary, Drama, Special Interest
Directed By: , ,
Written By: Chris Harris, Andy Nelson, Mark Jonathan Harris
In Theaters:
On DVD: Aug 28, 2001
Runtime:
Warner Bros. Pictures

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Critic Reviews for Into The Arms Of Strangers - Stories Of The Kindertransport

All Critics (45) | Top Critics (13)

Heartbreaking yet truly inspirational.

Full Review… | February 7, 2001
Variety
Top Critic

At its best, the film gives a human face to stories of unimaginable suffering and unexpected triumph.

Full Review… | January 1, 2000
San Francisco Chronicle
Top Critic

As recorded history, Into the Arms of Strangers, is indispensable. As a piece of documentary filmmaking, it's no more inventive than scads of talking-head missives that appear on cable TV every evening.

Full Review… | January 1, 2000
CNN.com
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It's an incredibly moving film, alternately infuriating and heartbreaking -- often both.

January 1, 2000
Film.com
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As well made and meticulously researched as we have come to expect from such pristine educational projects, enhanced with impressive archival footage and stills, heightened by carefully chosen music and sound, and elevated by properly dignified narration.

Full Review… | January 1, 2000
Entertainment Weekly
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Students of both the dark and bright side of human nature cannot afford to miss it.

Full Review… | January 1, 2000
Detroit News
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Audience Reviews for Into The Arms Of Strangers - Stories Of The Kindertransport

Nearly 1,500,000 children were killed in the holocaust. These are the first hand accounts of a few that survived thanks to an English refugee program known as the Kindertransport. A fascinating but incredibly sad documentary that chronicles yet another segment of Hitler's horrific legacy.

flixsterman
Randy Tippy

Super Reviewer

A well laid out documentary that is aided tremendously by the heart felt stories that we hear from children who never ended up going home. Very moving.

John Ballantine
John Ballantine

Super Reviewer

½

A must see documentary about children who escaped the Holocaust.

SunilJawahir
Sunil Jawahir

Super Reviewer

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