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50 Children: Rescuing the Collections
  • Presented By: The United States Holocaust Memorial Museum
  • Location: Mesirow Financial - James C. Tyree Auditorium
  • Address: 353 North Clark Street, Chicago, IL 60654
  • Phone: (855) 218-6836
  • Dates: February 26, 2019
  • 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.

    Speakers
    Paul Beller, One of the 50 children
    Steve Pressman, Filmmaker
    Fred Wasserman, Acquisition Curator, United States Holocaust Memorial Museum

    Event Chair
    Dennis Black

    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 midwest@ushmm.org.

50 Children: Rescuing the Collections
  • Location: Mesirow Financial - James C. Tyree Auditorium
  • Address: 353 North Clark Street
  • February 26, 2019
  • Mesirow Financial - James C. Tyree Auditorium