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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 ▸