The True Story of an American Couple’s Rescue Mission in Nazi Germany
August 18 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Steve Pressman has brought the incredible true story of Gilbert and Eleanor Kraus to the small screen in his Emmy-nominated HBO documentary 50 Children: The Rescue Mission of Mr. and Mrs. Kraus and to bookshelves with his acclaimed book 50 Children: One Ordinary American Couple’s Extraordinary Rescue Mission into the Heart of Nazi Germany.
As part of the library’s programming for Americans and the Holocaust, a traveling exhibition for libraries, Steve Pressman will present the heroics of this ordinary American couple who travelled to Nazi-controlled Vienna and Berlin in 1939 to save the lives of fifty Jewish children. With time for Q&A afterwards, the evening promises to give one-of-a-kind insight into this amazing couple’s efforts to fight against Nazism when they felt their country was not doing enough.
(Adults; Cottonwood Room)