|UNRIC Library Newsletter - July 2008|
|New information material|
added to the library collection in July 2008
Into the Arms of Strangers: Stories of the Kindertransport; The British Scheme that saved 10,000 Children from the Nazi Regime.
DVD. 113 min. 2000.
The film describes how for nine months prior to the outbreak of World War II, in an unprecedented act of mercy, Great Britain conducted an extraordinary rescue mission known as the Kindertransport. Ten thousand endangered children were transported from their homes in Germany, Austria, Czechoslovakia, and Poland and placed into foster homes and hostels, expecting eventually to be reunited with their parents. The majority of the children never saw their families again. Told in the words of the child survivors, rescuers, parents and foster parents and illustrated with rare archival footage and photographs, Into the Arms of Strangers recounts the remarkable story of this rescue operation and its dramatic impact on the lives of the children who were saved.
A French version is also available: "Les chemins de liberté"
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