The Resource 50 children : one ordinary American couple's extraordinary rescue mission into the heart of Nazi Germany, Steven Pressman ; with an afterword by Paul Shapiro, United States Holocaust Memorial Museum, (electronic resource)

50 children : one ordinary American couple's extraordinary rescue mission into the heart of Nazi Germany, Steven Pressman ; with an afterword by Paul Shapiro, United States Holocaust Memorial Museum, (electronic resource)

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50 children : one ordinary American couple's extraordinary rescue mission into the heart of Nazi Germany
Title
50 children
Title remainder
one ordinary American couple's extraordinary rescue mission into the heart of Nazi Germany
Statement of responsibility
Steven Pressman ; with an afterword by Paul Shapiro, United States Holocaust Memorial Museum
Title variation
Fifty children
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Two Ordinary Americans. Fifty Innocent Lives. One Unforgettable Journey.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 that 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 into Nazi Germany in an effort to save a group of Jewish children.Fewer than 1,200 unaccompanied children were allowed into the United States throughout the entire Holocaust, in which 1.5 million children perished. The fifty children saved by the Krauses turned out to be the single largest group of unaccompanied children brought to America.Drawing from Eleanor Kraus's unpublished memoir, rare historical documents, and interviews with more than a dozen of the surviving children, and illustrated with period photographs, archival materials, and memorabilia, 50 Children is a remarkable tale of personal courage and triumphant heroism that offers a fresh, unique insight into a critical period of history
Cataloging source
TEFOD
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1955-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Pressman, Steven
Dewey number
940.53/183509436
Index
index present
LC call number
D810.C4
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Kraus, Gilbert
  • Kraus, Eleanor
  • World War, 1939-1945
  • World War, 1939-1945
  • Children
  • Jewish children
  • Refugee children
  • Jewish refugees
  • Holocaust
  • 20th Century
  • Jewish
Label
50 children : one ordinary American couple's extraordinary rescue mission into the heart of Nazi Germany, Steven Pressman ; with an afterword by Paul Shapiro, United States Holocaust Memorial Museum, (electronic resource)
Link
http://sfpl.lib.overdrive.com/ContentDetails.htm?ID=72B0897F-7C3A-41EB-8A65-D4E70728F572
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Publication
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unknown
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
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unknown
Edition
First edition.
Extent
1 online resource
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unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780062237491
Isbn Type
(electronic bk.)
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unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
c
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
Reformatting quality
unknown
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)876370538
Label
50 children : one ordinary American couple's extraordinary rescue mission into the heart of Nazi Germany, Steven Pressman ; with an afterword by Paul Shapiro, United States Holocaust Memorial Museum, (electronic resource)
Link
http://sfpl.lib.overdrive.com/ContentDetails.htm?ID=72B0897F-7C3A-41EB-8A65-D4E70728F572
Publication
Antecedent source
unknown
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
unknown
Edition
First edition.
Extent
1 online resource
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780062237491
Isbn Type
(electronic bk.)
Level of compression
unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
c
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
Reformatting quality
unknown
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)876370538

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