Over the past four years there have been two very good documentaries about the kindertransports
, the British organized relocation of some 10,000 endangered Jewish children out of Nazi occupied countries like Germany, Austria, Poland and Czechoslovakia and into the safety of English foster homes. (Tragically, Jews over the age of 17 were left to their doom.) Melissa Hacker's MY KNEES WERE JUMPING (1998) and the Academy Award nominated INTO THE ARMS OF STRANGERS (2000) are both told from the points-of-view of now-grown kinder
saved by the effort, and neither film should be missed. Made for Czech television, this fiction film is based on the recollections ...