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50 Children

The dramatic tale of a Philadelphia couple who traveled to Nazi Germany in the spring of 1939 in a bold effort to rescue a group of Jewish children on the eve of the Holocaust.

The Story

In the spring of 1939, a Jewish couple from Philadelphia traveled into the heart of Nazi Germany to carry out a daring mission – rescuing Jewish children from the oncoming horrors of the Holocaust and bringing them to safety in the United States.


Nominated for an Emmy award for Outstanding Historical Programming, 50 Children tells the never-before-told story of Gilbert and Eleanor Kraus and how they were able to save the lives of a group of young children who otherwise would likely have perished in the Holocaust.


50 Children premiered on HBO and is available for streaming on Amazon Prime and HBO Max.

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"Heart-wrenching, thrilling and above all relevant."

- The New York Times

Screening Opportunities

To arrange screenings of 50 Children, please contact Seventh Art Releasing at

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