Sylva and Deborah Oppenheimer

Sunday, September 16

3:00 pm

Join us for a screening of

Into the Arms of Strangers:

Stories of the Kindertransport

 

2000 Academy Award-Winning Documentary

 

Narrated by Judi Dench

 

Followed by Q&A with the film's producer, Deborah Oppenheimer, whose mother, Sylva Oppenheimer, is featured in the Museum's exhibit, "Childhood Left at the Station: A Tribute to the Children of the Kindertransport"

 

Into the Arms of Strangers: Stories of the Kindertransport is the 2000 Academy Award-winning documentary feature film about the remarkable British rescue operation, known as the Kindertransport, which saved the lives of over 10,000 Jewish and other children from Nazi-occupied territories in 1938-1939 by transporting them via train, boat, and plane to the UK. These children (Kinder in German) were taken into foster homes and hostels in Britain, expecting eventually to be reunited with their parents. The majority of them never saw their families again. Written and directed by Mark Jonathan Harris, produced by Deborah Oppenheimer and narrated by Judi Dench, the Warner Bros. film uses rare and extensive footage, photographs, and artifacts, and is told in the words of the child survivors, rescuers, parents, and foster parents.

This event is free and open to the public, but RSVP is required:

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