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  • Summary: In an effort to remove Jewish children from Nazi territory in pre-World War II Europe, the "Kindertransport" sent children far away from their families to live with stangers, often never to see their parents again. In this documentary, the aging survivors and their rescuers tell theirIn an effort to remove Jewish children from Nazi territory in pre-World War II Europe, the "Kindertransport" sent children far away from their families to live with stangers, often never to see their parents again. In this documentary, the aging survivors and their rescuers tell their moving stories. Expand
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  1. At its slowest, the film has value as a historical document. At its best, the film gives a human face to stories of unimaginable suffering and unexpected triumph.
  2. Harris brings into focus a nearly forgotten success story, filling in another blank in the ultimate mosaic of the 20th century's greatest tragedy.
  3. 88
    There have been many documentaries about the Holocaust in recent years, but this one really stands out.
  4. Reviewed by: Elliott Stein
    80
    It's worth shelling out to see this doc on a theater screen: The enthralling archival footage of Germany in the 1930s is rare stuff indeed, of superb photographic quality.
  5. To my taste, the only serious drawback to this absorbing film is Harris's unimaginative adherence to documentary convention, which obliges him to "illustrate" the voice-overs even when the material matches the narratives only in fictional terms.
  6. Misses some creative opportunities to really drive this story home, but it's a naturally haunting story nonetheless.

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