Los Ninos De Rusia

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Genre: Documentary, Historical

Ernesto Vega de la Iglesia
Araceli Sanchez
Juanita Prieto
Serafin Gonzalez

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During the Spanish Civil War, children of Spanish Republican freedom fighters were evacuated to the Soviet Union. The two last Kindertransport ships leave Spain in June 1937. When they arrive in Leningrad, the children are provided with decent accommodations and looked after by Russian authorities. In these "casas de ninos", there is plenty to eat and the children are provided with schooling. After the outbreak of World War II and the German invasion of the Soviet Union in 1941, all plans to send the children home are postponed; worse still, the children are sent by train to the Ural Mountains. Following the defeat of the Germans in Russia, the children are able to return to the "casas de ni... Full Summary >>