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  • Arts & Culture: Film on Jewish Refugee Children Gets Oscar Nod for Documentaries

    A film on the Nazi-era rescue of refugee children, most of them Jewish, has been nominated for an Oscar in the documentary feature category. “Into the Arms of Stranger: Stories of the Kindertransport” chronicles the rescue of some 10,000 children from Nazi-dominated Germany, Austria and Czechoslovakia in the 18 months leading up to World War… More ▸

  • Holocaust Survivors’ Stories Collected, Preserved for History

    A Polish Jew worked as a doctor in the Warsaw Ghetto before he was sent to Treblinka and Dachau. A Dutch Jewish girl’s family used diamonds to bribe its way through Europe and eventually settled in Miami. A German Jewish teen-ager was sent on a children’s transport to England in 1939 and then worked with… More ▸

  • Arts & Culture: Film Tells Story of Children Saved on Eve of Holocaust

    For the producer of a new documentary about the transport of some 10,000 refugee children to Great Britain on the eve of World War II, the connection was personal. Deborah Oppenheimer’s mother, born Sylva Avramovici, had just turned 11 when her parents put her on a train in Germany with tearful assurances that the family… More ▸

  • News Brief

    Artifacts discovered during the production of a film on the Kindertransport will be on exhibit next month at the U.S. Holocaust Memorial Museum. “Into the Arms of Strangers: Stories of the Kinderstransport” recounts the stories of Jewish children rescued from Nazi-occupied areas in the months before the beginning of World War II. More ▸

  • News Brief

    A documentary about children transported out of Germany, Austria and Poland on the eve of World War II is slated to be released next month. “Into the Arms of Strangers: Stories of the Kindertransport” is scheduled to premiere at the U.S. Holocaust Memorial Museum on Sept. 11. More ▸

  • Jewish National Fund Will Raise 50,000,000 Francs Among Jews in France in 1946

    A drive to raise 50,000,000 francs in France during the coming year was announced here today by the executive committee of the Jewish National Fund. The committee asked the JNF central office in Jerusalem to reserve one of its fifteen new settlements for Jewish emigrants from France. Included among these emigrants will be chalutzim who… More ▸

  • Washington Jews Start Drive for Children’s Village Honoring George Washington

    A national campaign to establish a Jewish children’s village in Palestine, honoring the memory of George Washington, was under- way today, led by the “Washington Colony in the Holy Land, Inc.,” organization. When completed the village will provide homes and schooling for several hundred Jewish orphans from Europe, who will be trained as farmers or… More ▸

  • Belgian Court Rules Jewish Orphans Must Be Surrendered by Non-jewish Families

    In what may be a precedent-setting decision, the First Chamber of the Civil Tribunal here this week ruled that the relatives of a Jewish child whose parents were killed by the Nazis could demand that a non-Jewish family which sheltered the child during the occupation surrender it. The decision has been appealed. A delicate situation… More ▸

  • Drive to Settle 30,000 Jewish Refugee Orphans in Biro-bidjan Lauded in New York

    Stating that the achievements in the Jewish Autonomous Region, Birobidjan constitute one answer to some of the immediate problems of rehabilitation of European Jews, United States Senator Harley M. Kilgore last night praised the accomplishments of the Ambijan committee which is conducting a campaign to settle 30,000 Jewish refugee orphans in Birobidjan, in an address… More ▸