Gilbert and Eleanor Kraus never set out to be heroes. But on the eve of the Holocaust, the Philadelphia lawyer and his fashion-conscious wife risked everything by traveling into Nazi Germany in an against-all-odds effort to save a group of young and innocent lives.
Based on his Emmy-nominated HBO documentary, Steven Pressman’s 50 Children delves much deeper into the astonishing story of the improbable 1939 mission to rescue a group of Jewish children from Vienna and bring them to the safety of the United States.
"An extraordinary humanitarian act and a classic tale of American initiative and perseverance… The result is a rich and rewarding read."
- The Wall Street Journal
"Like Oskar Schindler and his list, the Krauses and their 50 Children will now never be forgotten.."
- Sara Nelson, Amazon.com
"Pressman’s deeply affecting account is a tribute to a couple whose heroic efforts were a beacon of light during a time of unremitting darkness for the Jewish people."