The Children's Odyssey
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When Germany declared war on Poland in September 1939, more than 300,000 Jews fled eastward, among them thousands of children. It was a 4-year odyssey in which these children, aged 2 to 15, went from Poland to Persia. Only about 1,000 reached their haven: Teheran. Then they struggled on - by ship and rail to Palestine, the Promised Land. This film shows again how, in times of war and persecution, children have so often faced appalling hardships and overwhelming challenges - and overcome them.