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50 children [electronic resource] : One Ordinary American Couple's Extraordinary Rescue Mission into the Heart of Nazi Germany. Steven Pressman.

Pressman, Steven. (Author).
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  • ISBN: 9780062237491 (electronic bk)
  • Date Published: 2014.

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Summary, etc.: Based on the acclaimed HBO documentary, the astonishing true story of how one American couple transported fifty Jewish children from Nazi-occupied Austria to America in 1939--the single largest group of unaccompanied refugee children allowed into the United States--for readers of In the Garden of Beasts and A Train in Winter.In early 1939, America's rigid immigration laws made it virtually impossible for European Jews to seek safe haven in the United States. As deep-seated anti-Semitism and isolationism gripped much of the country, neither President Roosevelt nor Congress rallied to their aid.Yet one brave Jewish couple from Philadelphia refused to silently stand by. Risking their own safety, Gilbert Kraus, a successful lawyer, and his stylish wife, Eleanor, traveled to Nazi-controlled Vienna and Berlin to save fifty Jewish children. Steven Pressman brought the Kraus's rescue mission to life in his acclaimed HBO documentary, 50 Children....
Reproduction Note: Electronic reproduction. New York : HarperCollins e-books, 2014. Requires Adobe Digital Editions (file size: 3427 KB) or Amazon Kindle (file size: N/A KB) or OverDrive Read (file size: N/A KB).
Subject: Nonfiction.
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Genre: Electronic books.

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