MOUNT PLEASANT, N.Y. -- The New York Medical College and the Mount Pleasant Public Library will present an evening with author Steven Pressman at the College’s Skyline Auditorium on Monday, Aug. 25 at 7 p.m.
Based on the acclaimed HBO documentary of the same name, Steven Pressman’s book, "50 Children: One Ordinary American Couple’s Extraordinary Rescue Mission into the Heart of Nazi Germany," tells the story of Gilbert and Eleanor Krauss, an American couple who traveled into Nazi Germany in 1939 in an effort to save a group of Jewish children. In the book, Pressman expands on the story told in the hour-long documentary by drawing on Eleanor Krauss’ unpublished memoir, rare historical documents and interviews with more than a dozen surviving children to tell an inspiring tale of courage and heroism that offers a unique insight into a crucial period of history.
Both Pressman’s documentary and his book have received critical acclaim from The New York Times and The Wall Street Journal. The Medical College is currently housing “Deadly Medicine: Creating the Master Race”, a U.S. Holocaust Museum travelling exhibit. Participants at the author talk are invited to visit this exhibit before or after the author event. The exhibit explores the Nazi regimes “science of race” and its implications for medical ethics and social responsibility today. The Skyline Auditorium is on Skyline Drive, Hawthorne.
To RSVP, call 914-594-4200 or click here to register.