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The Resource 50 children : the rescue mission of Mr. & Mrs. Kraus, HBO in association with the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum presents ; a film by Steven Pressman ; written, produced and directed by Steven Pressman ; PerlePress Productions

50 children : the rescue mission of Mr. & Mrs. Kraus, HBO in association with the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum presents ; a film by Steven Pressman ; written, produced and directed by Steven Pressman ; PerlePress Productions

Label
50 children : the rescue mission of Mr. & Mrs. Kraus
Title
50 children
Title remainder
the rescue mission of Mr. & Mrs. Kraus
Statement of responsibility
HBO in association with the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum presents ; a film by Steven Pressman ; written, produced and directed by Steven Pressman ; PerlePress Productions
Title variation
  • Rescue mission of Mr. & Mrs. Kraus
  • Rescue mission of Mr. and Mrs. Kraus
  • Fifty children
Contributor
Distributor
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Subject
Language
eng
Summary
Gilbert and Eleanor Kraus never intended to become heroes. But in early 1939, as conditions were worsening for Jews living inside Nazi Germany, the Philadelphia couple embarked on a risky and improbable mission – an effort to rescue 50 Jewish children and bring them to safety in the United States. The couple faced imposing obstacles. The United States government, not to mention a vast majority of the American public, was largely indifferent to the plight of Jewish refugees seeking to escape from Adolf Hitler’s increasing persecution. America’s rigid immigration laws also made it nearly impossible to bring refugees – even children – into this country. The Krauses, who were Jewish, also had to face the risks of traveling into Nazi Germany and dealing with the Gestapo and other Nazi officials in their effort to carry out their bold rescue plan. In the spring of 1939, Gilbert and Eleanor Kraus sailed for Europe and into the heart of darkness. 50 Children: The Rescue Mission of Mr. and Mrs. Kraus for the first time tells the incredible story of an American couple who, against all odds, brought the single largest group of children during the Holocaust out of Nazi Germany and into the United States. In doing so, they transformed themselves from an ordinary couple into extraordinary heroes
Characteristic
videorecording
Language note
In English
PerformerNote
Narrated by Alan Alda ; Mamie Gummer, voice of Eleanor Kraus
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorDate
  • 1955-
  • 1936-
  • 1983-
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
  • Pressman, Steven
  • Alda, Alan
  • Gummer, Mamie
  • Seventh Art Releasing (Firm)
  • HBO Documentary Films
  • United States Holocaust Memorial Museum
  • PerlePress Productions
Runtime
64
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Kraus, Gilbert
  • Kraus, Eleanor
  • World War, 1939-1945
  • Jewish children in the Holocaust
  • Holocaust, Jewish (1939-1945)
  • Refugee children
Target audience
adult
Label
50 children : the rescue mission of Mr. & Mrs. Kraus, HBO in association with the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum presents ; a film by Steven Pressman ; written, produced and directed by Steven Pressman ; PerlePress Productions
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Publication
Note
Title from resource description page (viewed March 05, 2018)
Control code
ASP3896593/marc
Dimensions
  • unknown
  • other
Extent
1 online resource (64 minutes)
Form of item
online
Reformatting quality
access
Sound on medium or separate
sound on medium
Specific material designation
  • remote
  • other
System control number
(OCoLC)1030685569
Video recording format
other
Label
50 children : the rescue mission of Mr. & Mrs. Kraus, HBO in association with the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum presents ; a film by Steven Pressman ; written, produced and directed by Steven Pressman ; PerlePress Productions
Publication
Note
Title from resource description page (viewed March 05, 2018)
Control code
ASP3896593/marc
Dimensions
  • unknown
  • other
Extent
1 online resource (64 minutes)
Form of item
online
Reformatting quality
access
Sound on medium or separate
sound on medium
Specific material designation
  • remote
  • other
System control number
(OCoLC)1030685569
Video recording format
other

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