It's no secret, there are as many stories of heroism during World War II as there were brave people struggling to resist the Nazis. But some of the most wrenching examples of bravery are found among the Jewish children who were rescued and hidden from sight by non-Jewish families. This documentary retells those stories from the perspective of the now-elderly rescued children and, in a few cases, the surviving rescuers and parents who gave up their children so that they might live.
Though it's a fairly typical documentary in form (archival photos and newsreel footage juxtaposed with talking heads), the stories of children assuming new identities to blend in, or simply being hidden away in closets, are so compelling and moving that its unimaginative presentation is easily overlooked. It's an excellent companion to other children-in-the-Holocaust documentaries, like Into the Arms of Strangers and My Knees Were Jumping, and well worth seeking out.
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