Into the Arms of Strangers: Stories of the Kindertransport (2000)


itaos“We did have the feeling that the position was much more urgent than anybody in London thought” – Nicholas Winton

Number of Times Seen – 1 (22 Jan 2014)

Brief Synopsis – A documentary telling the true story of how British envoys were able to harbor and save over 10,000 Jewish children in the days right before the outbreak of WWII.

My Take on it – As my normal followers are aware, I generally am not a fan of documentaries, but when I get a good recommendation for any kind of movie, I generally try to follow thru and watch it.

This movie was very emotionally draining as we see the men and women who were saved from certain death when they were just little children.

Their tales are told in a linear interview fashion explaining the steps that were involved in their rescue and how they each felt before they were rescued from Germany (and other Nazi occupied lands) and how they managed once they were in their new safe homes in England.

Most of the interviewees are in their 60’s or 70’s (if not older) and I think it is very important that their stories have been recorded in order to keep those stories alive.

This documentary is from 14 years ago, so I’m sure many of them are no longer with us and I feel honored to have heard their stories.

Bottom Line – Amazing and emotional tale of true heroic acts!  Highly recommended!

Rating – Oscar Worthy

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