Film: Rescue in the Philippines
The Holocaust Center and the Jewish Federation are pleased to present this free film now through January 27, 2021
Featuring Holocaust Survivor Ralph Preiss!
“Whoever saves one life saves the world entire.” – The Talmud
“Rescue in The Philippines” is a one-hour documentary of the previously untold story of the five Frieder brothers, Cincinnati businessmen.
Pre-World War II Manila is the exotic backdrop for this fascinating, yet little-known chapter in World War II history.
This documentary chronicles a real-file Casablanca, full of intrigue, unlikely heroes, and a perilous humanitarian mission to save Jews from persecution half a world away. A high-profile group of cigar-smoking poker buddies, including Colonel Dwight Eisenhower, devise an intricate international plan which successfully rescued up to 1,300 Jews from the horrors that would otherwise await them in Nazi concentration camps.
This gripping story is told through interviews with historians and relatives of the key players. First-person accounts from survivors detail their harrowing escape from Europe and immigration to the Philippines.
Please register below and you will be sent the link to watch the film.
Additionally, we are proud that this film features our International Holocaust Remembrance Day Commemoration speaker, Ralph Preiss. That event will be a live virtual conversation with Ralph taking place on Sunday, January 24, 2021. Click here for more information.