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Into the Arms of Strangers: Stories of the Kindertransport

2000 Rated PG 1hr 57m

Filmmaker Mark Jonathan Harris's Oscar-winning documentary tells the story of an underground railroad -- the Kindertransport -- that saved the lives of more than 10,000 Jewish children at the dawn of World War II. Through interviews and archival footage, the survivors movingly recount being taken from their families and sent to live with strangers in the relative safety of England. Judi Dench narrates.

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Cast: Judi Dench

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Movie Details

2001 Academy Award®
  • Best Documentary Feature
Thematic elements
Common Sense rating OK for kids 14+
Screen formats

Full Screen 1.33:1


English, French, Spanish (Neutral), Chinese Simplified, Japanese, Korean, Portuguese

Closed captioned


Language and sound

English: Dolby Digital 5.1, French: Dolby Digital 2.0 Surround

Other features

Filmed in color and B&W; interactive menus; scene access; 2 audio commentaries by the filmmakers; bonus video segments; trailer; filmography; interviews with Lord Richard Attenborough and other Kindertransport participants; coverage of the London and Berlin premieres; historical artifacts and photo galleries; Kinder, parent and rescuer profiles; additional DVD ROM features.