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

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

Steven Pressman

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 Drawing from Eleanor Kraus's unpublished memoir, rare historical documents, and interviews with more than a dozen of the surviving children, and illustrated with period photographs, archival materials, and memorabilia, 50 Children is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.

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 Drawing from Eleanor Kraus's unpublished memoir, rare historical documents, and interviews with more than a dozen of the surviving children, and illustrated with period photographs, archival materials, and memorabilia, 50 Children is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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Genres:

History

Description:

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.

Language:

English

Narrators:

Robert Fass

Length:

8h 39m


Chapters

Chapter 1
Chapter 1

00:50


Chapter 2
Chapter 2

04:45


Chapter 3
Chapter 3

23:11


Chapter 4
Chapter 4

21:24


Chapter 5
Chapter 5

23:01


Chapter 6
Chapter 6

19:52


Chapter 7
Chapter 7

16:43


Chapter 8
Chapter 8

26:20


Chapter 9
Chapter 9

22:17


Chapter 10
Chapter 10

24:08


Chapter 11
Chapter 11

16:07


Chapter 12
Chapter 12

22:54


Chapter 13
Chapter 13

21:50


Chapter 14
Chapter 14

23:26


Chapter 15
Chapter 15

15:17


Chapter 16
Chapter 16

13:07


Chapter 17
Chapter 17

18:55


Chapter 18
Chapter 18

18:27


Chapter 19
Chapter 19

14:04


Chapter 20
Chapter 20

13:13


Chapter 21
Chapter 21

16:00


Chapter 22
Chapter 22

19:09


Chapter 23
Chapter 23

10:19


Chapter 24
Chapter 24

23:05


Chapter 25
Chapter 25

18:19


Chapter 26
Chapter 26

11:07


Chapter 27
Chapter 27

11:35


Chapter 28
Chapter 28

26:36


Chapter 29
Chapter 29

21:53


Chapter 30
Chapter 30

01:08