50 Children: one ordinary American couple's extraordinary rescue mission into the heart of Nazi Germany

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Based on the acclaimed HBO documentary, the astonishing true story of how one American couple transported fifty Jewish children from Nazi-occupied Austria to America in 1939—the single largest group of unaccompanied refugee children allowed into the United States—for readers of In the Garden of Beasts and A Train in Winter.

In early 1939, America's rigid immigration laws made it virtually impossible for European Jews to seek safe haven in the United States. As deep-seated anti-Semitism and isolationism gripped much of the country, neither President Roosevelt nor Congress rallied to their aid.

Yet one brave Jewish couple from Philadelphia refused to silently stand by. Risking their own safety, Gilbert Kraus, a successful lawyer, and his stylish wife, Eleanor, traveled to Nazi-controlled Vienna and Berlin to save fifty Jewish children. Steven Pressman brought the Kraus's rescue mission to life in his acclaimed HBO documentary, 50 Children. In this book, he expands upon the story related in the hour-long film, offering additional historical detail and context to offer a rich, full portrait of this ordinary couple and their extraordinary actions.

Drawing from Eleanor Kraus's unpublished memoir, rare historical documents, and interviews with more than a dozen of the surviving children, and illustrated with period photographs, archival materials, and memorabilia, 50 Children is a remarkable tale of personal courage and triumphant heroism that offers a fresh, unique insight into a critical period of history.

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Based on the acclaimed HBO documentary, the astonishing true story of how one American couple transported fifty Jewish children from Nazi-occupied Austria to America in 1939—the single largest group of unaccompanied refugee children allowed into the United States—for readers of In the Garden of Beasts and A Train in Winter.

In early 1939, America's rigid immigration laws made it virtually impossible for European Jews to seek safe haven in the United States. As deep-seated anti-Semitism and isolationism gripped much of the country, neither President Roosevelt nor Congress rallied to their aid.

Yet one brave Jewish couple from Philadelphia refused to silently stand by. Risking their own safety, Gilbert Kraus, a successful lawyer, and his stylish wife, Eleanor, traveled to Nazi-controlled Vienna and Berlin to save fifty Jewish children. Steven Pressman brought the Kraus's rescue mission to life in his acclaimed HBO documentary, 50 Children. In this book, he expands upon the story related in the hour-long film, offering additional historical detail and context to offer a rich, full portrait of this ordinary couple and their extraordinary actions.

Drawing from Eleanor Kraus's unpublished memoir, rare historical documents, and interviews with more than a dozen of the surviving children, and illustrated with period photographs, archival materials, and memorabilia, 50 Children is a remarkable tale of personal courage and triumphant heroism that offers a fresh, unique insight into a critical period of history.

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Children -- Nazi persecution
Electronic books
History
History, Modern -- 1945-1989
Jewish children -- Austria
Jewish refugees -- United States
Kraus, Eleanor, -- -1989
Kraus, Eleanor, -- 1903-1989
Kraus, Gilbert, -- -1975
Kraus, Gilbert, -- 1897-1975
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Refugee children -- United States
World War, 1939-1945 -- Children -- Austria
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title_display50 Children One Ordinary American Couple's Extraordinary Rescue Mission into the Heart of Nazi Germany
title_full50 Children One Ordinary American Couple's Extraordinary Rescue Mission into the Heart of Nazi Germany
50 children : [sound recording] one ordinary American couple's extraordinary rescue mission into the heart of Nazi Germany / by Steven Pressman
50 children : one ordinary American couple's extraordinary rescue mission into the heart of Nazi Germany [electronic resource] Pressman, Steven, 1955-
50 children : one ordinary american couple's extraordinary rescue mission into the heart of nazi germany [electronic resource] / Steven Pressman
title_short50 Children
title_subone ordinary American couple's extraordinary rescue mission into the heart of Nazi Germany
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Electronic books
History
History, Modern
Jewish children
Jewish refugees
Jews
Kraus, Eleanor
Kraus, Gilbert
Modern history
Nazi persecution
Nonfiction
Refugee children
Rescue
World War, 1939-1945