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Holocaust Museum Houston will present three films this fall focusing on the theme of Standing Up for Children, with special panel discussions following all three films.“All children, regardless of their backgrounds, deserve kindness in order to thrive. During the Holocaust, children were rescued by righteous individuals. Today, children who are victimized by bullies are supported and encouraged to speak out through programs in their schools and communities,” said Tamara Savage, the Museum’s managing director and director of public programs. “It is those choices that people make to be upstanders and not bystanders that we will be highlighting.”Thursday, Dec. 5, the series will close with Into the Arms of Strangers. This Academy Award-winning documentary chronicles one of the lesser-known stories of the Holocaust: that of the Kindertransport, a rescue operation which saved the lives of 10,000 Jewish children from Nazi Germany by transporting them via train to England. They were placed in foster homes and hostels.This moving film bears witness to the kindness of people and to the resilience of the Kinder, now elderly, who recall in haunting stories the unimaginable grief of being suddenly torn from their parents, the trauma of not knowing whether they would ever see them again and the difficulties some faced in their new homes.The film is narrated by Dame Judi Dench.Dec. 2 has been proclaimed World Kindertransport Day, marking the 75th anniversary of the beginning of the Kindertransports.All three films begin at 6:30 p.m. in the Albert and Ethel Herzstein Theater at the Museum’s Morgan Family Center, 5401 Caroline St., in Houston’s Museum District. Seating is limited and advance registration is requested. Admission is $5 for each film for HMH members, students and seniors and $8 for nonmembers. Visit www.hmh.org/RegisterEvent.aspx to RSVP online for each film separately. Seniors and students may pay the discounted rate at the door.All three films are presented as part of the Bank of Texas Film and Lecture Series.