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June 9, 2016
An unforgettable documentary that documents the incredible project to transport Jewish Children from Germany/Austria before the Nazi Party had complete control. This endeavor was called Kindertransport & saved over 100,000 children but sadly 1,500,000 perished as a result of the Holocaust.

The film's presents testimonies of the children still alive today & the incredible hardships they experienced having to leave their family.

Many of these children never got back to their families since many of the parents where killed in Aushwitz Concentration Camp. This is humane story that is impacting & powerful, a must see film.
February 2, 2014
This is a heartening story in the midst of one of the most disheartening episodes in human history, since there were so many people complicit in the mass killing and so few who dared to do what those involved in the 'kindertransport rescue operation' did.
August 26, 2013
What made this documentary was hearing the stories of those who had actually been on the train. In spite of the difficulties many of these people faced, there was gratitude for what had been done for them.
Super Reviewer
June 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.
½ July 6, 2012
Ignore the synopsis or the cast, they are wrong. This is a moving documentary of the Jewish children who were lucky enough to escape Germany before world war 2 really kicked off. It's a side to the story which I was not aware of so I found it very interesting. Shocking that the Americans gave nothing but excuses why they couldn't take in Jewish children, makes you proud to be English it does.
½ May 21, 2011
Documentario sobre as criancas judias enviadas por seus pais da Europa Central para Inglaterra durante a Segunda Guerra. Historias impressionantes. As filmagens (originais) da epoca sao surpreendentes.
April 14, 2011
This documentary was so bittersweet...all those children who were saved by Britian (the US Congress declined to accept children here, not our fiinest moment). But all those families who were forever torn apart. Worth watching, definitely.
April 5, 2011
A great documentary about not only the Kindertransport but also the Holocaust in general. The people who tell their stories come from all walks of life and different experiences yet share that common bond of going through the worst experiences conceivable and surviving. The USHMM and Warner Brothers have put out a great educational tool for those wanting to learn from and about these events.
December 13, 2010
While some people dislike documentaries that are only of people telling stories, " Talking Heads" Documentaries as they are called, none can deny the heart wrenching story being told. Crushing is to put it lightly.
Super Reviewer
December 8, 2010
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.
September 25, 2010
Slow-moving but incredibly effective documentary about the Kindertransport - the sending of 10,000+ Jewish children from pre-WW2 Europe to England.

The primary reason the film works so well is the interviews with the grown children & their perspectives on what happened to them.

Highly recommended!
September 2, 2010
The approach taken by Mark Jonathan Harris focuses on the survivors and how they managed to escape the Nazi holocaust. Their stories are so captivating and documents yet another facet of this great human tragedy.
June 27, 2010
Wow. That's all I can say.
September 2, 2009
The story of the underground Kindertransport that moved Jewish and other children from their parents to safe housing with famlies in England during WWII. Interviews with those who were the children then, as well as well restored old footage from that time and place. Very moving documentary.
½ August 9, 2009
Interesting interviews interspersed with historical photos and film. A bit too long. Could have benefited from some moody music.
May 7, 2009
It is a very good film, althrough the sound is a bit quiet. Also very atmospheric.
Super Reviewer
½ March 4, 2009
A must see documentary about children who escaped the Holocaust.
½ February 26, 2009
Excellent documentary depicting how the British saved over 10,000 Jewish children through a transport system from Germany just prior to WWII. Many of the children were able to reunite with their parents but many never saw them again. Highly emotional, the documentary is presented in actual footage and interviews with several of the survivors.
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