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My Knees Were Jumping - Remembering the Kindertransport
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It just so happens that my family was friends with the Hackers in the 1970s and we even took a trip on the Rhine river together. Little did we know at the time the emotional weight that trip must have had on Ruth (Ms. Hacker's mother). But I write this as an ubiased viewer: my husband shed more tears watching this movie than I.
The film is directed very ably by Melissa Hacker; and as others have noted she focuses on her mother's childhood and other experiences. This gives us a very detailed story of just how hard it must have been to say good-bye to your parents at such a tender age while your parents tried hard not to break down and cry because they knew they might never see their children again. We also learn what eventually became of Melissa's mother, Ruth Morley, after World War Two and it's not a story I'll forget anytime soon. The other interviews with adults who were the children of the Kindertransports are skillfully done and quite interesting.
There is more to the story than just what I've written here but I will leave that out so people can experience the film without an abundance of spoilers.
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This documentary consists of a series of interviews with some of the survivors of the Kindertransport who at the time of this documentary's filming, had already reached an advanced age. The interviews are significant especially since there aren't that many films dedicated to this subject, and some of the survivor's recollections are downright harrowing, as in one lady's recalling of her abuse at the hands of one of the foster fathers. The common theme between these survivors is the sense of instability, of being frequently shuttled from one foster home to another. What I also liked about this documentary was the insightful interviews with the survivors' children - many of whom recall their own nightmares about the Nazis (based on the stories passed down to them by their parents). It shows that the horrors of the war were not confined to those who lived through it, but also the next generation. This is a compelling documentary about the Kindertransport survivors and will appeal to educators and those interested in WW II history pertaining to this subject.
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Interesting and moving history. Makes you remember your history. Thuggery at political rallies then and now sound all to similar.Published 4 months ago by Michael Gold
I loved that it was truly about what happened. I didn't love the fact that it happened. I wanted to make that perfectly clear!! Read morePublished 21 months ago by Patty
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