A four-month mitzvah saving 50 children

Posted on April 4, 2013

When it comes to memories as an 8-year-old in 1938, Kurt Herman can recall: how his school friends in Vienna shunned him days after Hitler annexed Austria; how his father hid at the top of a closet when Nazis searched their apartment; and he and 49 other children were rescued in the largest single kindertransport to the United States. But even Herman, now 83, was surprised to learn some of the details that emerge from a new documentary, 50 Children: The Rescue Mission of Mr. and Mrs. Kraus.

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