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into the Arms of Strangers: Stories of Kindertransport

by Mark Jonathan Harris , Deborah Oppenheimer

Condition: Near Fine/Near Fine


United States of America: MJF Books, 2000. special edition. For nine months before the outbreak of World War II, Britain conducted an extraordinary rescue mission. It opened its doors to over 10,000 endangered children-90 percent of them Jewish-from Germany, Austria, and Czechoslovakia. These children were taken into foster homes and hostels in Britain, expecting eventually to be reunited with their parents. Most of the children never saw their families again. Into the Arms of Strangers recounts the remarkable story of this rescue operation, known as the Kindertransport, and its dramatic impact on the lives of the children who were saved. The book is the companion to the feature-length documentary to be released in the theatres by Warner Bros. in Fall 2000. It contains stories in their own words from the child survivors, rescuers, parents, and foster parents. They recount, in harrowing detail, the effects of the Nazi's reign of terror, the horror of Kristallnacht, the agonizing decision by the parents to send their children away, the journey, the difficulties of adjustment in Britain, the outbreak of war, and the children's tragic discovery afterward that most of their parents had perished in concentration camps. The stories are heartbreaking, but also inspiring. These are the stories of those who survived with the help of others; they are stories about the strength and resolve of children; and most astonishing, these are stories not yet heard about the Holocaust.. 1st. Hard Cover. Near Fine/Near Fine. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. Judaica.


  • Bookseller: First Landing Books & Art US (US)
  • Bookseller Inventory #: 56250
  • Title: into the Arms of Strangers: Stories of Kindertransport
  • Author: Mark Jonathan Harris , Deborah Oppenheimer
  • Format/binding:Hardcover
  • Book condition: Used - Near Fine
  • Jacket condition: Near Fine
  • Edition: 1st
  • Binding: Hardcover
  • Publisher: MJF Books
  • Place: United States of America
  • Date published: 2000
  • Keywords: into the Arms of Strangers Kindertransport Stories Jewish Judaica Judaism Jew Jews Holocaust Mark Jonathan Harris Deborah Oppenheimer Ww2 Wwii World War Two 2 Ii Britain Germany Austria Czechoslovakia Slovakia Czech Republic Children Family Families Host
  • Bookseller catalogs: Judaica;
  • Size: 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall


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