World History

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

Steven Pressman

About the Program

Steven Pressman recounts the efforts of Gilbert and Eleanor Kraus to rescue fifty Jewish children from Nazi-controlled Vienna in 1939.  The couple, from Philadelphia, had become exasperated with U.S. immigration laws and was determined to allow entry to the children.  The author, whose wife is the granddaughter of the Kraus', utilized personal papers and archival information to report on the rescue.  Steven Pressman speaks at Book Passage Bookstore in Corte Madera, California.

About the Authors

Steven Pressman

Steven Pressman is the writer, director, and producer of the documentary, 50 Children: The Rescue Mission of Mr. and Mrs. Kraus.


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

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Past Airings

  • Saturday, June 28th at 12pm (ET)
  • Sunday, June 1st at 5:15am (ET)
  • Sunday, May 18th at 10pm (ET)
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