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The Resource 50 children : one ordinary American couple's extraordinary rescue mission into the heart of Nazi Germany, Steven Pressman ; with an afterword by Paul Shapiro, United States Holocaust Memorial Museum

50 children : one ordinary American couple's extraordinary rescue mission into the heart of Nazi Germany, Steven Pressman ; with an afterword by Paul Shapiro, United States Holocaust Memorial Museum

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50 children : one ordinary American couple's extraordinary rescue mission into the heart of Nazi Germany
Title
50 children
Title remainder
one ordinary American couple's extraordinary rescue mission into the heart of Nazi Germany
Statement of responsibility
Steven Pressman ; with an afterword by Paul Shapiro, United States Holocaust Memorial Museum
Title variation
Fifty children
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Subject
Language
eng
Summary
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. 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 Drawing from Eleanor Kraus's unpublished memoir, rare historical documents, and interviews with more than a dozen of the surviving children, and illustrated with period photographs, archival materials, and memorabilia, 50 Children is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
Biography type
contains biographical information
Cataloging source
TXB
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1955-
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Pressman, Steven
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • plates
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
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Shapiro, Paul A
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  • Kraus, Gilbert
  • Kraus, Eleanor
  • World War, 1939-1945
  • World War, 1939-1945
  • Children
  • Jewish children
  • Refugee children
  • Jewish refugees
Label
50 children : one ordinary American couple's extraordinary rescue mission into the heart of Nazi Germany, Steven Pressman ; with an afterword by Paul Shapiro, United States Holocaust Memorial Museum
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 267-280) and index
Contents
The plan -- The rescue -- New lives
Dimensions
24 cm.
Edition
1st ed.
Extent
xiv, 296 p., [16] p. of plates
Isbn
9780062237477
Other physical details
ill.
System control number
  • (OCoLC)876860007
  • (OCoLC)ocn876860007
  • 640288
Label
50 children : one ordinary American couple's extraordinary rescue mission into the heart of Nazi Germany, Steven Pressman ; with an afterword by Paul Shapiro, United States Holocaust Memorial Museum
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 267-280) and index
Contents
The plan -- The rescue -- New lives
Dimensions
24 cm.
Edition
1st ed.
Extent
xiv, 296 p., [16] p. of plates
Isbn
9780062237477
Other physical details
ill.
System control number
  • (OCoLC)876860007
  • (OCoLC)ocn876860007
  • 640288

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