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
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Children

Children. (photo credit: courtesy: HBO)

 
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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Eleanor Kraus in 2002 from his wife Liz Perle, the Krauses’ granddaughter, who had possession of a formerly hidden and unpublished manuscript that Eleanor had written decades earlier.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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