A rescue revealed
Tale of the ‘50 children’ to debut this Holocaust Remembrance Day on HBO.
By PETER L. ROTHHOLZ/JNS.ORG
April 4, 2013 14:05
4 minute read.
(photo credit: courtesy: HBO)
Journalist Steven Pressman first learned of the 50 children rescued by Gilbert
and Eleanor Kraus in 2002 from his wife Liz Perle, the Krauses’ granddaughter,
who had possession of a formerly hidden and unpublished manuscript that Eleanor
had written decades earlier.That manuscript spelled out in detail the
Krauses’ mission to rescue Jewish children shortly before the outbreak of World
War II and launched Pressman on an extensive quest for more information that
took him to Europe and to archives in Jerusalem and Washington, DC.
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