Rescue in the Philippines: Refuge From The Holocaust




In honor of Holocaust Remembrance Day, the Museum of Tolerance invites you to

Rescue in the Philippines: Refuge From The Holocaust

Special Film Screening

Monday, April 28, 2014 at 7:00pm


RESCUE IN THE PHILIPPINES: REFUGE FROM THE HOLOCAUST highlights a fascinating, yet little-known, chapter in World War II history. The documentary recounts how a high-profile group of poker buddies hatched an intricate international plan to rescue 1,300 Jews from certain death in Nazi concentration camps and give them a new life in the Philippines. In 1937, the Frieders, five Jewish-American brothers who made cigars for a living, along with charismatic Philippine President Manuel Quezon, Colonel Dwight D. Eisenhower and U.S. High Commissioner Paul McNutt, worked out a plan to rescue as many Jews as possible from the grip of the Nazis. RESCUE IN THE PHILIPPINES tells this gripping story through interviews with historians, friends and relatives as well as first-person accounts from refugees who detail their harrowing escape from Europe and immigration to the Philippines. Narrated by Liev Schreiber.

Senior Film Consultant Barbara Sasser, the granddaughter of Alex Frieder, one of the five brothers, will host a Q & A after the screening.

$15 - General Admission.


Seating is limited. Registration is required.

For more information contact Melissa Hooper via email or call (212) 697-1180 ext. 102


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