Into The Arms Of Strangers - Stories Of The Kindertransport
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Into The Arms Of Strangers - Stories Of The Kindertransport
In the nine months prior to World War II, Britain conducted an extraordinary rescue mission, unmatched by any other country at the time. It opened its doors to 10,000 children at risk from the Nazi regime from Germany, Austria and Czechoslovakia. These children were taken into foster homes and hostels in Britain, expecting eventually to be reunited with their parents. The majority of the children never saw their families again. Into the Arms of Strangers, the feature-length documentary film, recounts the remarkable rescue operation, known as the Kindertransport, and its dramatic impact on the… More

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Rotten Tomatoes Score: 94%

Critic Reviews from Rotten Tomatoes

"Heartbreaking yet truly inspirational."
‑ Emanuel Levy, Variety
"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."
‑ Paul Tatara,
"This is an inherently moving story, and director Mark Jonathan Harris has the wisdom to trust that."
‑ Michael Dequina,
"A great human document, deeply moving, unforgettable."
‑ Jim Lane, Sacramento News & Review
"A must see for history buffs as well as those who want to witness just how good humankind can be in the face of adversity and horror."
‑ Jim Judy, Screen It!
"Stories you'll never forget."
‑ Eleanor Ringel Gillespie, Atlanta Journal-Constitution
"Into the Arms of Strangers was produced with the help of the Holocaust Museum in Washington; it is a valuable, if necessarily fragmented, part of that institution's attempt to convey the enormity of what the Nazis did one life at a time."
‑ A.O. Scott, New York Times
"At the risk of sounding like a cad, I'll go ahead and admit that Into the Arms of Strangers is dreadfully boring and uninspired"
‑ Christopher Null,
"Faces which carry history. That's what you will take away with you after watching."
‑ Michael Thomson,
"After two intense hours revisiting the elemental bond between parent and child, the grit of daily life washes away."
‑ Sheila Norman-Culp, Deseret News, Salt Lake City
"Students of both the dark and bright side of human nature cannot afford to miss it."
‑ Susan Stark, Detroit News
"It's an incredibly moving film, alternately infuriating and heartbreaking -- often both."
‑ Ernest Hardy,
"In tandem with the ever-growing body of documentaries on the same subject and the data they've all accumulated, it broadens our vision of this great human tragedy."
‑ Joe Baltake, Sacramento Bee
"One of the year's more devastating film experiences."
‑ Robert W. Butler, Kansas City Star
"Still resonating as powerfully today as when these black events first unfolded."
‑ Marc Savlov, Austin Chronicle