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50 Children: The Rescue Mission of Mr. and Mrs. Kraus
Apr 03 2016 | 2:00 PM - 4:00 PM

50 Children: The Rescue Mission of Mr. and Mrs. Kraus

Join us at The Breman for a special screening of the Holocaust movie 50 Children: The Rescue Mission of Mr. and Mrs. Kraus. Discover the remarkable story behind an American couple who risked it all to rescue 50 Jewish children from Nazi Germany during the Holocaust. The film will be followed by a brief talk-back about life after rescue, both during the Holocaust and in America today. 

This event is FREE. Please complete the form below to RSVP. 

Free admission to the screening of 50 Children: The Rescue Mission of Mr. and Mrs. Kraus is made possible through a generous donation by Bernstein Private Wealth Management.

This free movie screening is presented in partnership with the National Center for Human and Civil Rights and the Atlanta Jewish Film Festival.

About the Film:

Gilbert and Eleanor Kraus never intended to become heroes. But in early 1939, as conditions were worsening for Jews living inside Nazi Germany, the Philadelphia couple embarked on a risky and improbably mission—an effort to rescue 50 Jewish children and bring them to safety in the United States. 50 Children: The Rescue Mission of Mr. and Mrs. Kraus for the first time tells the incredible story of an American couple, who, against all odds, brought the largest group of children during the Holocaust out of Nazi Germany and into the United States. In doing so, they transformed themselves from an ordinary couple into extraordinary heroes. 

About the Panel Discussion:

The film will conclude with a brief talk back from the stage with Derreck Kayongo, CEO of the Center for Civil and Human Rights, a former refugee himself: Gabe Wardell, of the Fugees Family, an organization that assists child survivors of war: and Dr. Lili Kshensky Baxter, Director of the Weinberg Center for Holocaust Education at The Breman. The panel will speak about life after a rescue both during the Holocaust and in America today as well as take questions from the audience.  



About the Director: 

Steven Pressman (director, producer, and writer) worked for many years as a newspaper and magazine journalist in Los Angeles, Washington, D.C., and San Francisco. He was born and raised in Los Angeles and received his undergraduate education at the University of California at Berkeley. He lives in San Francisco along with his two grown children Roshann and David. 50 Children: The Rescue Mission of Mr. and Mrs. Kraus is Steven’s first documentary film.

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