50 Children

50 Children

One Ordinary American Couple's Extraordinary Rescue Mission Into the Heart of Nazi Germany

eBook - 2014
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Based on the HBO documentary, a true story of personal courage and heroism follows one Jewish American couple as they risked their own lives to travel to Nazi-controlled Vienna and Berlin to rescue fifty Jewish children.
Publisher: New York : HarperCollins, 2014.
ISBN: 9780062237491
Branch Call Number: eBOOK OVERDRI
Characteristics: 1 online resource
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Additional Contributors: OverDrive, Inc. - Distributor


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A wonderful true story about a couple who rescues 50 Jewish children from Vienna in 1939 and brings them to the U.S. Based on an unpublished memoir from the grandmother of the author's wife, it recounts where the idea came from and the year of work by the couple and several of their friends to achieve a goal that everyone told them was "impossible". They had to get a few American officials on board (in an unofficial status only) and convince the Nazi's to let them take the children. The couple actually traveled to Germany and Austria and spent a month there during a very dangerous time in history to bring the children back. Well researched. Recommended by Linda

Zeesa Sep 11, 2015

This book showed that through the determination, that it was possible to save Jews from a horrible, devastating fate. How sad that the bastion of liberty and human rights, the USA did not do more to save innocent people whose "crime" was being Jewish. Gilbert and Eleanor Kraus's efforts show that rescue of European Jewry was possible.

May 08, 2015

very interesting piece of history - couldn't put this down.

Nov 10, 2014

A very interesting book but hard for me to read. It was depressing to find how little the United States did to help Jews escape.


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