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Documentary Review | Into the Arms of Strangers: Stories of the Kindertransport

Into the arms of strangers: stories of the Kindertransport (PN 1995.96 .H5 I56 2013) is a documentary made about people who experienced the Kindertransport, a movement at the beginning of World War II in which thousands of Jewish children were transported to foster homes and hostels in Great Britain in an attempt to escape Nazi terror. The documentary focuses on the stories of several people who experienced the Kindertransport first-hand. Their stories are all unique, but have many similarities. These people, while out of Germany and Austria, still experienced very trying times worrying about who they would be staying with, how they would be treated in their new homes, and how their families were doing throughout World War II.

I appreciated that the documentary broke away from more well-known Jewish stories of the holocaust. I liked the unique stories of the children who experienced moving to new homes in Great Britain. The uniqueness and originality of the stories of these Jewish people made the documentary more captivating. I think that this documentary is very informative and is well worth watching at least once.

Written by: Jeff Stolk

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