“An extraordinary humanitarian act and a classic tale of American initiative and perseverance… The result is a rich and rewarding read.”
-- The Wall Street Journal
A “stirring account of determination against overwhelming odds” with a “flowing narrative [that] breathes life into the America and Europe of 1938-39.”
-- Publishers Weekly
“Like Oskar Schindler and his list, the Krauses and their 50 children will now never be forgotten.”
--Sara Nelson, Amazon.com
“Pressman’s deeply affecting account is a tribute to a couple whose heroic efforts were a beacon of light during a time of unremitting darkness for the Jewish people.”
-- Jewish Book Council
“A brilliantly written book that takes the reader on a journey back in time... A very insightful read.”
-- Military Press
“The astonishing story of a Philadelphia couple’s resolve to help bring Jewish children out of Nazi-occupied Austria.... With a careful eye to detail and dialogue, Pressman vividly re-creates this epic rescue.”
-- Kirkus Reviews
Two ordinary Americans...
Fifty innocent lives...
One unforgettable journey
Gilbert and Eleanor Kraus never set out to be heroes. But on the eve of the Holocaust, the Philadelphia lawyer and his wife -- both of them Jewish -- risked everything by traveling into Nazi Germany in an against-all-odds effort to save innocent lives.
Based on his Emmy-nominated HBO documentary, Steven Pressman’s 50 Children tells the astonishing story of the improbable 1939 mission to rescue a group of Jewish children from Vienna and bring them into the safety of the United States.
Afterword by Paul Shapiro, U.S. Holocaust Memorial Museum
16 pages of photographs
Also available from HarperAudio and HarperCollins e-books
“Like Oskar Schindler and his list, the Krauses
and their 50 children will now never be forgotten.”
- Sara Nelson, Amazon.com