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The Resource Into the arms of strangers : stories of the Kindertransport, Warner Bros. Pictures presents ; a Sabine Films production ; written and directed by Mark Jonathan Harris ; produced by Deborah Oppenheimer

Into the arms of strangers : stories of the Kindertransport, Warner Bros. Pictures presents ; a Sabine Films production ; written and directed by Mark Jonathan Harris ; produced by Deborah Oppenheimer

Label
Into the arms of strangers : stories of the Kindertransport
Title
Into the arms of strangers
Title remainder
stories of the Kindertransport
Statement of responsibility
Warner Bros. Pictures presents ; a Sabine Films production ; written and directed by Mark Jonathan Harris ; produced by Deborah Oppenheimer
Title variation
Stories of the Kindertransport
Contributor
Cinematographer
Composer
Film director
Film editor
Film producer
Narrator
Screenwriter
Subject
Genre
Language
  • eng
  • fre
  • eng
  • fre
  • spa
  • eng
  • eng
Summary
The documentary tells the story of a group of children from Germany, Austria, and Czechoslovakia who were fortunate enough to escape the unfathomable horror of the genocide perpetrated against the Jewish people during WWII. They were saved by the Kindertransport, which took 10,000 children to the safety of England in the late 1930s. (The United States government, which could have sponsored a similar program, declined to do so.) Assuming that the broad historical context is well enough known, the film concentrates on individual stories, using archival film clips and photographs, re-enactments and interviews, with both the rescuers and the rescued
Awards note
Academy Award, 2000 for Best Documentary, Features (Mark Jonathan Harris, Deborah Oppenheimer) ; American Cinema Editors, 2001: Best Edited Documentary Film (Kate Amend).
Cataloging source
TEF
Characteristic
videorecording
Credits note
Edited by Kate Amend ; director of photography, Don Lenzer ; music by Lee Holdridge
Intended audience
MPAA rating: PG ; Canadian home video rating: PG
Language note
English and dubbed French (Québec) soundtracks, with optional subtitles in English, French, or Spanish; closed-captioned
LC call number
DS135.E5
LC item number
I586 2001
NLM call number
000101067
PerformerNote
Narrated by Judi Dench ; with Kurt Fuchel, Lore Segal, Ursula Rosenfeld, Nicholas Winton, Norbert Wollheim, Bertha Leverton, Lorraine Allard, Alexander Gordon, Jack Hellman, Lory Cahn, Hedy Epstein [and others]
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorDate
  • 1941-
  • 1934-
  • 1944-
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
  • Harris, Mark Jonathan
  • Oppenheimer, Deborah
  • Dench, Judi
  • Fuchel, Kurt
  • Lenzer, Don
  • Amend, Kate
  • Holdridge, Lee
  • Warner Bros. Pictures (1969- )
  • Sabine Films
  • Warner Home Video (Firm)
Runtime
117
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Holocaust, Jewish (1939-1945)
  • Jews rescue (1939-1945 : World War)
  • World War (1939-1945)
  • Kindertransports (Rescue operations)
  • Jewish children
  • Jews
  • Jewish refugees
  • Jewish children
  • Jews
  • Refugees
  • World War, 1939-1945
  • Holocaust, Jewish (1939-1945)
  • Jews, German
  • Jews
  • Jewish children
  • Jewish refugees
  • Jews
  • Jews, German
  • Kindertransports (Rescue operations)
  • Refugees
  • England
  • Germany
  • Great Britain
  • United States
Target audience
general
Technique
live action
Label
Into the arms of strangers : stories of the Kindertransport, Warner Bros. Pictures presents ; a Sabine Films production ; written and directed by Mark Jonathan Harris ; produced by Deborah Oppenheimer
Instantiates
Publication
Note
  • This film was produced with the cooperation of the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum, Washington, D.C
  • Special features: Cast & crew [text feature]; Producer Deborah Oppenheimer and writer/director Mark Jonathan Harris commentary; Editor Kate Amend, sound designer Gary Rydstrom, archival researcher Corrinne Collett and composer Lee Holdridge commentary; Lord Richard Attenborough interview; Additional interviews; Photo gallery; The kinder [text feature]; The parents [text feature]; The rescuers [text feature]; Awards [text feature]; Premiere footage (10 min.); Historical artifacts (5 min.) [film and slide show feature]; Theatrical trailer (2 min.); DVD-ROM features: links to original theatrical website and chat rooms; downloadable study guide for viewers and educators via the website
Carrier category
videodisc
Carrier category code
vd
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
mixed
Configuration of playback channels
quadrophonic multichannel or surround
Content category
two-dimensional moving image
Content type code
tdi
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Prologue -- Pride and joy -- Life under Hitler -- Invasion of Austria -- Where to flee -- Ninth of November -- Birth of the Kindertransport -- The Kinder -- Preparing to leave -- Last goodbyes -- The journey -- Arrival in England -- Kurt and Mariam -- Hostels and manors -- Dear parents -- On the shoulders of children -- War -- Somewhere to belong -- The Dunera -- Deportation to the camps -- The Coventry blitz -- Work of importance -- Family reunion -- War's end -- Survival is an accident -- Another set of parents -- Living with the past -- Coda and end credits
Dimensions
4 3/4 in.
Dimensions
other
Extent
1 videodisc (117 min.)
Isbn
9780790753096
Media category
video
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
v
Medium for sound
videodisc
Note
Emerson College: Gift of Charles L. Hoyt.
Other control number
  • 085391887225
  • 7321921188725
Other physical details
sound, black and white with color sequences
Publisher number
18872
Sound on medium or separate
sound on medium
Specific material designation
videodisc
System control number
  • (OCoLC)47800700
  • (OCoLC)ocm47800700
System details
DVD, Region 1, Dolby Digital 5.1 Surround, Dolby Digital 2.0 stereo, original presentation aspect ratio, 1.37:1
Video recording format
DVD
Label
Into the arms of strangers : stories of the Kindertransport, Warner Bros. Pictures presents ; a Sabine Films production ; written and directed by Mark Jonathan Harris ; produced by Deborah Oppenheimer
Publication
Note
  • This film was produced with the cooperation of the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum, Washington, D.C
  • Special features: Cast & crew [text feature]; Producer Deborah Oppenheimer and writer/director Mark Jonathan Harris commentary; Editor Kate Amend, sound designer Gary Rydstrom, archival researcher Corrinne Collett and composer Lee Holdridge commentary; Lord Richard Attenborough interview; Additional interviews; Photo gallery; The kinder [text feature]; The parents [text feature]; The rescuers [text feature]; Awards [text feature]; Premiere footage (10 min.); Historical artifacts (5 min.) [film and slide show feature]; Theatrical trailer (2 min.); DVD-ROM features: links to original theatrical website and chat rooms; downloadable study guide for viewers and educators via the website
Carrier category
videodisc
Carrier category code
vd
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
mixed
Configuration of playback channels
quadrophonic multichannel or surround
Content category
two-dimensional moving image
Content type code
tdi
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Prologue -- Pride and joy -- Life under Hitler -- Invasion of Austria -- Where to flee -- Ninth of November -- Birth of the Kindertransport -- The Kinder -- Preparing to leave -- Last goodbyes -- The journey -- Arrival in England -- Kurt and Mariam -- Hostels and manors -- Dear parents -- On the shoulders of children -- War -- Somewhere to belong -- The Dunera -- Deportation to the camps -- The Coventry blitz -- Work of importance -- Family reunion -- War's end -- Survival is an accident -- Another set of parents -- Living with the past -- Coda and end credits
Dimensions
4 3/4 in.
Dimensions
other
Extent
1 videodisc (117 min.)
Isbn
9780790753096
Media category
video
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
v
Medium for sound
videodisc
Note
Emerson College: Gift of Charles L. Hoyt.
Other control number
  • 085391887225
  • 7321921188725
Other physical details
sound, black and white with color sequences
Publisher number
18872
Sound on medium or separate
sound on medium
Specific material designation
videodisc
System control number
  • (OCoLC)47800700
  • (OCoLC)ocm47800700
System details
DVD, Region 1, Dolby Digital 5.1 Surround, Dolby Digital 2.0 stereo, original presentation aspect ratio, 1.37:1
Video recording format
DVD

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