In a foreign world "Into the Arms of Strangers" ("Kindertransport")
Going beyond the daily flood of images that inform our news, the four films selected provide insights into the fates of people who are fleeing their homelands. They allow the past and the present to be reconsidered, yet appear frighteningly and alarmingly close to us.
In cooperation with the Jewish Film Festival Berlin & Brandenburg.
"Into The Arms Of Strangers: Stories of the Kindertransport" / "Kindertransport", directed by Mark Jonathan Harris, USA 2000, German subtitles, 113 min.
For nine months prior to the outbreak of World War II, in an unprecedented act of mercy, Britain conducted an extraordinary rescue effort known as the Kindertransport. Approximately 10,000 endangered children from Germany, Austria, occupied Czechoslovakia and Poland were taken into foster homes and hostels in Britain, expecting eventually to be reunited with their parents. The majority of the children never saw their families again.
Followed by a talk with Olga Grjasnowa and Jeanine Meerapfel.