Those were the days … another history lesson

by kpmautner

Gaby leaving for England

Another “may I recommend”? Film is titled “Into the Arms of Strangers”, and is about the “Kindertransport” in Europe in 1939 and 1940. It deals with the airlift of children of Jewish descent out of Germany and Austria to England. These children, who were as young as 6 or 7, were evacuated alone, by themselves, to live with complete strangers in completely strange surroundings to keep them safe during the course of World War II. Many of the children, now adult, were interviewed for this film, and they describe what it was like. Grim, sometimes, and sometimes very comforting, knowing that there were people out there who were willing to shelter strangers’ children in time of need.

Well worth watching. Available on Netflix.

Incidentally, the photo above is my cousin and godmother being put on one of the Kindertransport planes in Vienna.