Generally favorable reviews - based on 25 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 23 out of 25
  2. Negative: 0 out of 25
  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 At its slowest, the film has value as a historical document.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. 100
    A marvelous picture and a highly unusual journey in and around the Holocaust.
  3. Reviewed by: Marc Caro
    Has moments of profound poignance, though it lacks the overall dramatic impact of "The Long Way Home."
  4. 88
    There have been many documentaries about the Holocaust in recent years, but this one really stands out.
  5. Reviewed by: Mike Clark
    Proves there are Holocaust stories still to be told.
  6. A powerful and moving contribution to the cinema of the Holocaust.
  7. Harris brings into focus a nearly forgotten success story, filling in another blank in the ultimate mosaic of the 20th century's greatest tragedy.
  8. 88
    A fitting tribute to these displaced children because it so simply and elegantly personalizes their place in the most horrific chapter of 20th-century history.
  9. The dramatic power, though, comes entirely from the eloquence of old people, shot in medium close-up, barely moving as they remember things.

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