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Year: 2000
USA & UK: Warner Bros
Cast: Dame Judi Dench (narrator), Alexander Gordon
Director: Mark Jonathan Harris
Countries: UK / USA
USA: 122 mins
UK: 117mins
USA Rated: PG for thematic elements
UK Certificate: PG contains Holocaust theme and images
USA Release Date: 15 September 2000 (Limited Release)
UK Release Date: 24 November 2000


For nine months prior to World War II, in an act of mercy unequalled anywhere else before the war, Britain conducted an extraordinary rescue mission, opening its doors to over 10,000 Jewish and other children from Germany, Austria, and Czechoslovakia. These children, or Kinder (sing. Kind), as they came to be known, were taken into foster homes and hostels in Britain, expecting eventually to be reunited with their parents. The majority of them never saw their families again.

INTO THE ARMS OF STRANGERS: STORIES OF THE KINDERTRANSPORT is a documentary feature about this remarkable rescue operation and its dramatic impact on the lives of the children who were saved. Told in the words of the child survivors, rescuers, parents, and foster parents, these are the stories of those who survived with the help of others; they are stories of courage and hope, stories about the strength and resolve of children; and most astonishing, these are stories not yet heard about the impact of the Holocaust.

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