Run-Time: 1 x 50 min.
Directed by Robert Gokl
Written by Robert Gokl
A co-production by ORF and EPO Film in association with BMBWF, funded by Zukunftsfonds, Nationalfonds and Cine Art
Languages: German (ORIGINAL) , English (VOICE-OVER)
Kindertransport - Bye Bye Mummy, Bye Bye Daddy
Kindertransporte - Auf Wiedersehen Mama, Auf Wiedersehen Papa
When the locomotive pulled out of Wien Westbahnhof railway station in December 1938, every kilometer it covered took the Jewish children sitting in the carriages that little bit closer to safety. Almost 3,000 girls and boys were helped to leave Austria before the outbreak of the 2nd World War and saved from persecution and deportation, as were children from Germany, Czechoslovakia and Poland. A total of around 10,000 children and young people escaped certain death in this way. This documentary begins by looking at their vastly differing fates and what happened after the «Kindertransporte». Everything from a small miracle on arriving in exile through to difficulties fitting in and problems even surviving.