Plays Sunday, March 10th at 2:00pm
PG – 1 hr. 41 min – Documentary, Drama, Special Interest
Guest speaker Rodger Randle, Honorary British Consul General for Oklahoma and former Tulsa mayor.
Into the Arms of Strangers tells the story of the child refugees who were transported to Britain to escape the Nazi Holocaust. In 1938 and 1939, about 10,000 children, most of them Jews, were sent by their parents from Germany, Austria, and Czechoslovakia to the safety of England where foster families took most of them in for the duration of the war. Years later, eleven kinder, one child’s mother, an English foster mother, a survivor of Auschwitz who didn’t go to England, and two of the kindertransport organizers remember: the days before the Nazis, the mid-to-late 1930s as Jews were ostracized, saying farewell to family, traveling to England, meeting their foster families, writing home, fearing the worst, coping, and trying to find families after the war ended. 1,500,000 children dead; 10,000 saved.