My Knees Were Jumping: Remembering the Kindertransports

My Knees Were Jumping: Remembering the Kindertransports

Available on IFC Films, Prime Video, AMC +, iTunes
Nominated for a Grand Jury Prize at Sundance, this indie documentary from IFC Films is a powerful account of an astonishing slice of Holocaust history, told with poignant intimacy by the daughter of a survivor. On the eve of World War II, as millions of Jews were seeking refuge from Nazi persecution, country after country turned its back - all except for Great Britain who opened its doors to an unspecified number of Jewish children in danger. As the children boarded trains taking them to a safe haven in London, their parents were left to embark on a different journey - one taking them to the concentration camps. Most of these children never saw their parents again. Narrated by screen legend Joanne Woodward, My Knees Were Jumping weaves first-hand accounts with extraordinary archival footage to reveal the incredible impact of what became known as the "Kindertransport." From grappling with the guilt of survival to the fear of abandonment that still haunts them to this day, these survivors' unforgettable stories will leave few viewers unchanged.
Starring Joanne Woodward
Director Melissa Hacker

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