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The Resource 50 children : one ordinary American couple's extraordinary rescue mission into the heart of Nazi Germany, Steven Pressman ; with an afterword by Paul Shapiro, United States Holocaust Memorial Museum

50 children : one ordinary American couple's extraordinary rescue mission into the heart of Nazi Germany, Steven Pressman ; with an afterword by Paul Shapiro, United States Holocaust Memorial Museum

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50 children : one ordinary American couple's extraordinary rescue mission into the heart of Nazi Germany
Title
50 children
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one ordinary American couple's extraordinary rescue mission into the heart of Nazi Germany
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Steven Pressman ; with an afterword by Paul Shapiro, United States Holocaust Memorial Museum
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eng
Summary
Based on the HBO documentary, the 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. 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. Drawing from Eleanor Kraus's unpublished memoir, rare historical documents, and interviews with more than a dozen of the surviving children, and illustrated with period photographs, archival materials, and memorabilia, 50 Children is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 tale of personal courage and triumphant heroism that offers a fresh, unique insight into a critical period of history
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contains biographical information
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50 children (Television program)
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1955-
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Pressman, Steven
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  • illustrations
  • plates
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index present
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non fiction
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bibliography
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Shapiro, Paul A.
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  • World War, 1939-1945
  • World War, 1939-1945
  • Kraus, Gilbert
  • Kraus, Eleanor
  • Children
  • Jewish children
  • Refugee children
  • Jewish refugees
  • Kraus, Eleanor
  • Kraus, Gilbert
  • Jews rescue (1939-1945 : World War)
  • World War (1939-1945)
  • Children
  • Children
  • Jewish children
  • Jewish refugees
  • Refugee children
  • Austria
  • United States
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50 children : one ordinary American couple's extraordinary rescue mission into the heart of Nazi Germany, Steven Pressman ; with an afterword by Paul Shapiro, United States Holocaust Memorial Museum
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Includes bibliographical references (pages 269-282) and index
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volume
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nc
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rdacarrier
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text
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txt
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rdacontent
Dimensions
24 cm
Edition
First Harper Perennial edition.
Extent
xiv, 298 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates
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9780062237484
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unmediated
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rdamedia
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n
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illustrations
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  • (OCoLC)904576624
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50 children : one ordinary American couple's extraordinary rescue mission into the heart of Nazi Germany, Steven Pressman ; with an afterword by Paul Shapiro, United States Holocaust Memorial Museum
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 269-282) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
24 cm
Edition
First Harper Perennial edition.
Extent
xiv, 298 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9780062237484
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
  • (OCoLC)904576624
  • (OCoLC)ocn904576624

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