50 Children: One Ordinary American Couple's Extraordinary Rescue Mission into the Heart of Nazi Germany
Author: Steven Pressman
In early 1939, few Americans were thinking about the darkening storm clouds over Europe. Nor did they have much sympathy for the growing number of Jewish families who were increasingly threatened and brutalized by Adolf Hitler's policies in Germany and Austria.
But one ordinary American couple decided that something had to be done. Despite overwhelming obstacles—both in Europe and in the United States—Gilbert and Eleanor Kraus made a bold and unprecedented decision to travel to Nazi Germany in an effort to save a group of Jewish children.