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Thursday – Holocaust Remembrance Day – Special Lecture & Movie “Rescue in the Philippines”

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Thursday – Holocaust Remembrance Day – Special Lecture & Movie “Rescue in the Philippines”

4/8
2:00 PM

Instructor: Steve Pollack

The Jews of Manila – Quezon, Eisenhower and the Rescue Program in the Philippines: There is an important, if little known story of the program in the Philippines to find refuge for Jews oppressed by the Nazis, divert them from being sent to concentration camps in Europe and bring them to safety in Manila. Dwight Eisenhower – then Aide to General Macarthur, Alex and Herbert Frieder – two Jewish brothers from Cincinnati, Paul McNutt – the U.S. High Commissioner to the Philippines and President Quezon of the Philippines devised a plan to rescue as many as 10,000 Jews from Germany and bring them to Manila. Eisenhower was, virtually, a professional poker player, and he strategized with the other five or six involved in the rescue plans over late-night poker games. This program includes introductory talk, presentation of the movie “Rescue in the Philippines,” and a question/answer segment after the movie – 1 hour and 45 minutes

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