September 1939. German soldiers guarding a group of Jews in Sanok, Poland. The Germans arrived on September 9, 1939, and began a regime of persecution. A Judenrat was established at the end of 1939. By 1941, with refugees pouring in, the ghetto was packed with 10,000-13,000 Jews. By February 1943, all the Jews from Sanok had been deported to Belzec Death Camp.
'50 Children': An American Couple's Mission to Save Kids From the Third Reich
"Gil and Elanor Kraus: The American Jewish couple who, in 1939, traveled to Nazi Germany to save Jewish children from the Holocaust. They brought back 50 children - the largest group of rescued children to be brought to America."
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