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50 CHILDREN: THE RESCUE MISSION OF MR. & MRS. KRAUS
June 3 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pmFree
Virtual Anniversary Screening
Followed by Facebook Live Interview + Q&A
FREE (Suggested Donation: $10)
Director: Steven Pressman
Genre: Documentary Feature
Running Time: 1 hr 2 min
Official Selection of GPJFF’s 33rd Fall Festival, 50 CHILDREN reveals the dramatic and never-before-told story of Gilbert and Eleanor Kraus, a Jewish couple from Center City, Philadelphia who traveled to Nazi-occupied Vienna in a daring effort to rescue 50 children and bring them back to the United States in 1939. Not only did the Krauses have to deal with high-ranking Nazi officials in Berlin and Vienna: they also had to get around America’s rigid and bigoted immigration policies, making it nearly impossible to bring Jewish refugees to the US. In carrying out this incredible mission, Gilbert and Eleanor were responsible for rescuing the largest known American transport of refugee children during the Holocaust.
June 3 marks the 81st anniversary of the US arrival of the ship carrying the 50 rescued Jewish children from Vienna. We hope you will help honor the memory of this heroic couple by joining us for this special screening and post-film interview with director Steven Pressman.
Registrants for this event will receive a Vimeo link to the film at 6:30 PM EST the evening of the screening. This link will be valid for 24 hours. We recommend that you begin the film no later than 7 PM to assure that you can participate in the post-film interview and Q&A on Facebook Live!
YOU MUST REGISTER FOR THE MOVIE IN ORDER TO RECEIVE THE LINK.
This film is free! However, if you are able to make a donation, we suggest $10 to help cover the cost of GPJFF’s virtual programming.
(If for some reason you register but don’t receive an email from us at 6:30, please let us know! You may email us or give us a call at (215) 545-4400.)
- Atlanta Jewish Film Festival
- San Diego Jewish Film Festival
- San Francisco Jewish Film Festival
- “Heart-wrenching, thrilling and above all relevant.” (The New York Times)
- “A stirring account of determination against overwhelming odds.” (Publishers Weekly)
- “The astonishing story of a Philadelphia couple’s resolve to help bring Jewish children out of Nazi-occupied Austria…. With a careful eye to detail and dialogue, Pressman vividly re-creates this epic rescue.” (Kirkus Reviews)