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50 Children: One Ordinary American Couple's Extraordinary Rescue Mission into the Heart of Nazi Germany
50 Children One Ordinary American Couple's Extraordinary Rescue Mission into the Heart of Nazi Germany
Author: Steven Pressman
ISBN-13: 9780062237477
ISBN-10: 0062237470
Publication Date: 4/22/2014
Pages: 320
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Publisher: Harper
Book Type: Hardcover
Other Versions: Paperback, Audio CD
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Wow, just when we thought there were no more stories to be told about Nazi Germany. What a family legacy, the author's wife's maternal grandmother helped save 50 children from Nazi Germany. She kept a diary, so this book has no assumptions; everything came from the diary, interviews or articles from the time period. I did not want to put this book down, the couple stepped up to the task, with scarcely a second thought of their own danger. From the other side, parents put their trust in strangers from across the sea, to save their children. "The parents stood in completely orderly and quiet fashion. Their eyes were fixed on the faces of their children...It was the most heartbreaking show of dignity and bravery I had ever witnessed." p. 177
Eleanor's diary included very real insights from their trip to Germany and Austria, what the response was in America, and the families.
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