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  8/15/2012, Av 27, 5772

New Documentary Depicts Holocaust Rescue in Philippines


A new documentary film entitled “Rescue in the Philippines: Refuge from the Holocaust” will be screened in Tel Aviv at the Magic of the Far East Film Festival.
 
The film describes the true story of the Frieder brothers, Jewish-Americans who contacted President Herbert—Manuel Quezon of the Philippines in order to rescue Jewish refugees fro the Holocaust during World War II. The screening will take place on August 24th at the Cinematique Tel Aviv. It will be broadcast on American public television in April 2013.

Paul McNutt United States High Commissioner of the Philippines and Dwight D. Eisenhower also helped in the rescue.