Sunday, April 7, 2013

‘50 Children,’ About Saving Jewish Children, on HBO

‘50 Children,’ About Saving Jewish Children, on HBO -
The documentary “50 Children: The Rescue Mission of Mr. and Mrs. Kraus,” Monday night on HBO, may have the same template as other tales of impossible odds and outsize courage, but it’s still heart-wrenching, thrilling and above all relevant. The film, by Steven Pressman, is about a Philadelphia couple, Gilbert and Eleanor Kraus, who got it in their heads that they should try to bring 50 Jewish children out of Nazi-occupied Austria in 1939.

1 comment:

  1. The film is impressive because it tells a dramatic and not previously told human story of an unsung hero, Gilbert Kraus, and Eleanor Kraus of Philadelphia, who achieved their bold mission of bringing 50 Jewish children from Nazi Germany to the USA.