New York Medical College and Mount Pleasant Public Library Present an Evening with 50 Children Author Steven Pressman
Steven Pressman’s book, 50 Children: One Ordinary American Couple’s Extraordinary Rescue Mission into the Heart of Nazi Germany
Jennifer Riekert, M.B.A.
Vice President of Communications
New York Medical College
New York Medical College (NYMC) and the Mount Pleasant Public Library are pleased to host an evening with author Steven Pressman at NYMC’s Skyline Auditorium
Valhalla, N.Y., August 22, 2014—New York Medical College (NYMC) and the Mount Pleasant Public Library are pleased to host an evening with author Steven Pressman at NYMC’s Skyline Auditorium. 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 to Nazi Germany in 1939 in an effort to save a group of Jewish children. The book draws upon Eleanor Krauss’s unpublished memoir, rare historical documents and interviews with several Holocaust survivors to tell a riveting and inspiring tale of courage and heroism. Both Pressman’s documentary and his book have received critical acclaim, with The Wall Street Journal calling the book, “Both an extraordinary humanitarian act and a classic tale of American initiative and perseverance,” and The New York Times noting that the documentary is “heart-wrenching, thrilling and above all relevant.”
To attend the event, please call (914) 594-4200 or visit http://calendar.library.nymc.edu/event.php?id=737272 to register. NYMC is also currently housing “Deadly Medicine: Creating the Master Race” – a United States Holocaust Museum travelling exhibit that explores the Nazi regime’s “science of race” and its implications for medical ethics and social responsibility today. Participants at the author talk are invited to visit this exhibit before or after the event.
WHO: Steven Pressman
WHAT: Author event and book signing of 50 Children: One Ordinary American Couple’s Extraordinary Rescue Mission into the Heart of Nazi Germany
WHERE: 19 Skyline Drive, Hawthorne, NY
WHEN: Monday, August 25
TIME: 7:00 p.m.
About New York Medical College
Founded in 1860, New York Medical College is one of the oldest and largest health sciences universities in the country with more than 1,400 students, 1,300 residents and clinical fellows, nearly 3,000 faculty members, and 15,000 living alumni. The College, which joined the Touro College and University System in 2011, is located in Valhalla, NY, and offers advanced degrees from the School of Medicine, the Graduate School of Basic Medical Sciences, and the School of Health Sciences and Practice. As a leading academic and biomedical research institution, the College manages more than $36 million in research and other sponsored programs, notably in the areas of cancer, cardiovascular disease, infectious diseases, kidney disease, the neurosciences, disaster medicine, and vaccine development.
With a network of affiliated hospitals that includes large urban medical centers, small suburban clinics and high-tech regional tertiary care facilities, NYMC provides a wide variety of clinical training opportunities throughout the tri-state region for medical students, residents and allied health providers.