50 Children: One Ordinary American Couple's Extraordinary Rescue Mission into the Heart of Nazi Germany, Steven Pressman
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50 Children: One Ordinary American Couple's Extraordinary Rescue Mission into the Heart of Nazi Germany

Author: Steven Pressman

Narrator: Robert Fass

Unabridged: 8 hr 38 min

Format: Digital Audiobook

Publisher: Harper Audio

Published: 04/22/2014

Genre: History - Modern - 20th Century

Synopsis

Two Ordinary Americans. Fifty Innocent Lives. One Unforgettable Journey.In early 1939, few Americans were thinking about the darkening storm clouds over Europe. Nor did they have much sympathy for the growing number of Jewish families that were increasingly threatened and brutalized by Adolf Hitler's policies in Germany and Austria. But one ordinary American couple decided that something had to be done. Despite overwhelming obstacles—both in Europe and in the United States—Gilbert and Eleanor Kraus made a bold and unprecedented decision to travel into Nazi Germany in an effort to save a group of Jewish children.Fewer than 1,200 unaccompanied children were allowed into the United States throughout the entire Holocaust, in which 1.5 million children perished. The fifty children saved by the Krauses turned out to be the single largest group of unaccompanied children brought to America.Drawing from Eleanor Kraus's unpublished memoir, rare historical documents, and interviews with more than a dozen of the surviving children, and illustrated with period photographs, archival materials, and memorabilia, 50 Children is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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