Edith Ostern and her cousin Robert Tennenbaum play on a street in Vienna in summer 1938, not long after the Anschluss—Nazi Germany’s takeover of Austria. US Holocaust Memorial Museum, courtesy of Edith Oster
In 2013, HBO (in association with the Museum) released the documentary 50 Children: The Rescue Mission of Mr. and Mrs. Kraus. It chronicles the efforts of Gilbert and Eleanor Kraus—two Americans who rescued 50 Jewish children from Vienna in the late spring of 1939. Since then, many of those children have donated their precious artifacts to the Museum.
In 2014, almost 900 people watched and celebrated the Emmy Award-nominated film at a memorable event in Chicago. Now filmmaker Steven Pressman is returning for a panel discussion about the many new Museum collections donated by individuals rescued by the Krauses as children. These survivors’ remarkable stories will help the Museum teach the lessons of the Holocaust for all time.
Paul Beller, One of the 50 children
Steve Pressman, Filmmaker
Fred Wasserman, Acquisition Curator, United States Holocaust Memorial Museum
This event is free and open to the public, but registration is required. RSVP online or by contacting the Museum’s Midwest Regional Office at 855.218.6836 or firstname.lastname@example.org.