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Westport Library Hosts Screening, Discussion Of '50 Children' Documentary

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WESTPORT, Conn. - The acclaimed documentary "50 Children: The Rescue Mission of Mr. and Mrs. Kraus" will be screened on Tuesday, May 27, at 7 p.m. in the Westport Library's McManus Room.

This is the astonishing story of one American couple who transported 50 Jewish children from Nazi-occupied Austria to America in 1939.

Filmmaker Steven Pressman will introduce the film and then hold a discussion afterward about the film and his new book on this true story, "50 Children: One Ordinary American Couple's Extraordinary Rescue Mission into the Heart of Nazi Germany." The story is based on the unpublished memoir of Eleanor Kraus.

The event is co-sponsored with UJA/Federation of Westport, Weston, Wilton and Norwalk.

Steven Pressman, who was a magazine and newspaper journalist for more than 30 years, is the writer, director and producer of the documentary, which was made for HBO.

For further information, phone 203-291-4800, or check westportlibrary.org .

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