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50 Children: The Rescue Mission of Mr. & Mrs. Kraus - Film Screening and Conversation

February 6, 2014  7:00 PM
Congregation B'nai Israel
The film 50 Children: The Rescue Mission of Mr. & Mrs. Kraus chronicles the efforts of Gilbert Kraus and his wife, Eleanor—two Americans who undertook the successful rescue of 50 Jewish children from Vienna in 1939, just a few months after Kristallnacht, the worst outbreak of organized violence instigated by the Nazis against Jews until that point. A coversation will follow, with an introduction by Rabbi Robert Silvers, and featured speakers: Steven Pressman, Director/Filmmaker, Daniel Kraus, Grandson of Gilbert & Eleanor Kraus, and Paul Shapiro, Director, Center for Advanced Holocaust Studies, United States Holocaust Memorial Museum. Refreshments will follow.
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