My Knees Were Jumping: Remembering the Kindertransports (1996)

This riveting documentary, My Knees Were Jumping: Remembering the Kindertransports,” world premiered at the 1996 Sundance Film Fest (in competition)

It offers a chronicle, which is little known to the large public, of how during WW II, between 1938 and 1939, the Allied Forces launched a courageous rescue mission to save 10,000 children from death in the concentration camps.

Most of these children were of Jewish or Gypsy descent or marked as deviant and undesirable.

This Interesting feature documentary looks at what happened to these salvaged children. To tell their varied stories and chronicle the psychological effects of the traumatic events.

Though it was planned that the children would eventually be returned to their parents, the vast majority never saw their parents again.
The feature is based on interviews with survivors and rescuers, archival footage, and old photographs.

For filmmaker Melissa Hacker, this is a particularly significant docu, because her own mother was one of the children saved from the camps.