Sunday, April 7, 2013

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

‘50 Children,’ About Saving Jewish Children, on HBO - NYTimes.com
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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.