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

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… More

Rated: PG
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Release Date: September 15, 2000
DVD Release Date: August 28, 2001
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Critic Score: 94% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews

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.

Emanuel Levy

Heartbreaking yet truly inspirational.

Paul Tatara

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.

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Michael Dequina

This is an inherently moving story, and director Mark Jonathan Harris has the wisdom to trust that.

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Eleanor Ringel Cater
Atlanta Journal-Constitution

Stories you'll never forget.

A.O. Scott
New York Times

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.

Christopher Null

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

Susan Stark
Detroit News

Students of both the dark and bright side of human nature cannot afford to miss it.

Mick LaSalle
San Francisco Chronicle

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

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Joe Baltake
Sacramento Bee

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.

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Flixster Audience Score: 86% Flixster User Reviews
Randy Tippy
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… More
John Ballantine
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.
Sunil Jawahir
A must see documentary about children who escaped the Holocaust.