Screening: "Into The Arms of Strangers"
–Franklin Environmental Center, The Orchard-Hillcrest 103
531 College Street
Middlebury, VT 05753 View in Campus Map
Open to the Public
Join us to screen this Academy Award-winning film (made in 2000) in commemoration of Holocaust RemembranceDay (Yom HaShoah). For nine months prior to World War II, in an act of mercy unequalled anywhere else before the war, Britain conducted an extraordinary rescue mission, opening its doors to over 10,000 Jewish and other children from Germany, Austria, and Czechoslovakia. These children, or Kinder (sing. Kind), as they came to be known, were taken into foster homes and hostels in Britain, expecting eventually to be reunited with their parents. The majority of them never saw their families again.
Q&A prior to the film with Vermont artist Klara Calitri (née Feiner), who escaped from Austria to the United States with her parents as a 16-year-old in February 1939. A life-long educator, she is eager to talk about her story with younger generations.
- Sponsored by:
- Charles P. Scott Center for Spiritual and Religious Life
Jewett, Ellen M.