At the end of March, the filmmaker Melissa Hacker presented the 76 minute-long documentary film “My Knees Were Jumping. Remembering The Kindertransports” in Vienna for the very first time. The author Doron Rabinovici spoke with the director in the Votivkino movie theater.
Based on the story of her mother, Ruth Morley, Melissa Hacker recounts the poignant narrative of the Kindertransports in this documentary for the first time. In 1938/39, some 10,000 Jewish children were rescued from Austria, Germany, Poland and Czechoslovakia and taken to England, in particular on the initiative of Nicholas Winton.
Ruth Morley, born in Vienna in 1925, was one of these children. Unlike Ruth, many of the children never saw their parents again. The documentary, Hacker’s directorial debut, connects personal experiences with historical facts.