In 1939, Gilbert and Eleanor Kraus traveled to Nazi Germany and Austria.

Overcoming obstacle after obstacle, they saved the lives of 50 Jewish children by bringing them to Philadelphia and finding foster homes for them.

It was the single largest group of Jewish children that were brought to the United States during the Holocaust.

Their story was made into the documentary “50 Children: The Rescue Mission of Mr. and Mrs. Kraus.” Yiddish Culture Club members and guests sat mesmerized as the story unfolded on the screen, and many discussions arose when it was over.

Don’t miss the club’s next meeting on June 12, featuring another interesting documentary, “Welcome to Kutsher’s, the Last Catskills Resort.”

Kutsher’s Country Club was the last surviving Jewish resort in the Catskills.

One of the legendary Borscht Belt hotels during its heyday, Kutsher's was family-owned and operated for over 100 years, until its sale and demolition in 2014.

Exploring the full Dirty Dancing-era Catskills experience through a close up look at Kutsher’s rise and fall, this award-winning film captures a last glimpse of a lost world as it disappears before our eyes.

YCC meets on the second Wednesday of each month at 7 p.m., providing interesting programs for all Sun Lakers.

All Sun Lakers are welcome to attend the events. Contact Diane Stone at (951) 769-0130 or for more information.


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