Into The Arms Of Strangers: Stories Of The Kindertransport

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Into The Arms Of Strangers: Stories Of The Kindertransport

Critics 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.

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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.

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Audience Reviews for Into The Arms Of Strangers: Stories Of The Kindertransport

  • Jun 28, 2013
    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 B Super Reviewer
  • Jul 01, 2009
    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.
    Randy T Super Reviewer
  • Aug 10, 2007
    A must see documentary about children who escaped the Holocaust.
    Sunil J Super Reviewer
  • Jul 22, 2007
    a documentary narrated by judi dench and told by a select few of the now elderly whom were children during the kindertransport times of world war 2. very miserable and dis-heartening at times when you get to hear about what went on in germany and the countries surrounding that the nazi regeime took control of, but also on the plus side there are some heart-warming stories of how the british public took these children in and looked after them as the british government was the only country in europe to relax its laws on immigration at the time
    Sanity Assassin ! Super Reviewer

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