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Into the arms of strangers : stories of the Kindertransport

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Call NumberVideos I
Dates[2000]; ©2000
Statement of ResponsibilityWarner Bros. Pictures presents a Sabine Films, Skywalker, U.S. Holocaust Museum ; producer, Deborah Oppenheimer ; written and directed by Mark Jonathan Harris.
Creators & ContributorsHarris, Mark Jonathan (author)
Harris, Mark Jonathan (director)
Oppenheimer, Deborah (producer)
Dench, Judi (narrator)
Amend, Kate (editor)
Lenzer, Don (photographer)
Holdridge, Lee (composer)
Warner Bros. Pictures (contributor)
Sabine Films (contributor)
Skywalker (Firm) (contributor)
United States Holocaust Memorial Museum (contributor)
Warner Home Video (Firm) (contributor)
Summary"Just prior to the Second World War, an extraordinary rescue operation aided the youngest victims of Nazi terror. Ten-thousand Jewish and other children were transported from German-held lands to foster homes in Great Britain. Some built new family ties. Some endured the Blitz. Some, amazingly, found ways to liberate their own parents from Hitler's tyranny. And all have unforgettable stories to tell... [it is a] documentary filled with rare archival footage and featuring gripping remembrances by the child survivors, rescuers and parents of the heroic Kindertransport." --Container
Physical Description 1 videodisc (118 min.) : sound, colour with black & white sequences ; 4 3/4 in.
LanguageEnglish, French, Optional subtitles in English, French and Spanish.
PublisherBurbank, CA : Warner Home Video
DistributorBurbank, CA : Warners Bros. Pictures
  • This film was produced with the cooperation of the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum, Washington, D.C.
  • Dolby digital 5.1 audio
  • Special features: two feature-length audio commentaries by the filmmakers, with branching features bonus interviews with Lord Richard Attenborough and other Kindertransport participants; coverage of the London and Berlin premieres featuring HRH Prince Charles and Chancellor Gerhard Schröder; historical artifacts and memorabilia from the Kinder photo gallery; Kinder, parent and rescuer profiles; original theatrical trailer; filmmaker career highlights
  • DVD-ROM features: links to original theatrical website and chat rooms; downloadable study guide for viewers and educators via the website:
  • Academy Award (Best Documentary Feature category), 2000; American Cinema Editors Award (Best Edited Documentary Film category), 2001
AudienceMPAA rating: PG