A Special Typhoon Haiyan Relief Fund
On November 7th “Rescue in the Philippines” was shown at the United Nations. Later that same evening Typhoon Haiyan made landfall in the Philippines.
In response to Typhoon Haiyan’s horrific devastation, The Jewish Distribution Committee is assisting with relief efforts. We have arranged for a dedicated account through the JDC for those connected to the Rescue in the Philippines story. JDC continues their 75 year connection with the Philippines – first assisting with the Rescue to today’s relief efforts.
Your assistance will not only provide desperately needed relief but also honor President Manuel L. Quezon and the people of the Philippines for accepting 1300 Jews when almost no other county had the will and moral courage to do so.
President Quezon said in 1940, “It is my hope and indeed my expectations that the people of the Philippines will have in the future every reason to be glad when the time of need came their country extended a hand of welcome” It is now our turn to extend our hand to them in their time of need.
To be credited to our group, please donate by check.
Please make checks payable to:
JDC Typhoon Haiyan Relief and transmit to:
711 3rd Ave
New York, NY. 10017
Should you wish to donate online, or by phone (212-687-6200), please feel free to do so.
April Screenings Around The Country
April 8 / West Orange, NJ. / 7:00 pm / free and open to the public
Holocaust Council of Greater MetroWest / 901 Route 10, Whippany, NJ 07981
Discussion afterwards with Frieder family member Jane Wilf
Contact: Barbara Wind email@example.com 973-929-3067
April 13 / Tiki Island, TX. / 2:00 pm / free and open to the public
Kinneret Hadassah / 1334 Outrigger
Discussion afterwards with Producer Barbara Sasser
Contact: Lana Croft firstname.lastname@example.org 409-935-8111
April 23 / Philadelphia, PA. / 7:00 pm / open to the public
National Museum of Jewish American History / 1100 South Independence Mall
Introduction by Producer Peggy Ellis; Discussion afterwards with Frieder family members Sam and Dick Frieder, Belgian refugee Jacques Lipetz, and US High Commissioner Paul V. McNutt biographer Dr. Dean Kotlowski
Contact: Dajana Denes-Walters – email@example.com 215-923-3811 x 156
Tickets: $8 members, $12 general admission, available online at www.nmajh.org or call 215-923-3811
April 23 / Santa Barbara, CA. / 6:00 pm / free and open to the public
Multicultural Program of UCSB / 1504 University Center
Contact: MultiCultural Center – www.mcc.ucsb.edu – 805-893-8411
April 25 / Tallahassee, FL. / 5:30 – 9:30 pm / free and open to the public
Florida Realtors Office / 200 S. Monroe St. (corner of College & Monroe)
Hosted by John M. Sebree, Senior Vice President of Public Policy
5:30 pm Shabbat Services lead by Temple Israel Rabbi Jack Romberg
7:00 pm Reception & 8:00 pm Screening
Special guests: Rep. Steve Southerland, (FL-2), Peggy J. Ellis, “Rescue” producer
RSVP: Robert Swanbeck / RobertS@floridarealtors.org / (850) 224-1400
April 26th / Ft. Lauderdale, FL. / 6:00 pm / open to the public
NSU Museum of Art Ft. Lauderdale / 1 E Las Olas Blvd
Presented by The Jets and GenZ Project
Film and discussion with Belgium Refugee Eric Lipetz, complementary reception to follow
To RSVP or for more information: Contact: Kelly Medlin firstname.lastname@example.org (954)-262-0245
Tickets available: Free for JETS members, $5 GenZ members, $10non-members – includes museum admission
April 27 / Laurel, MD / 7:30 pm / free and open to the public
Oseh Shalom / 7515 Olive Branch Way
Discussion following with Judy Frieder Starrels, Morris Frieder daughter
Contact: Barry Nove email@example.com 301-498-5151
April 28 / Chappaqua, NY. / 6:30 pm / free and open to the public
Temple Beth – El / 220 S Bedford Rd.
Dinner 6:15, film 6:45
Discussion following with Frieder Family members Sam and Stephen Frieder, and German refugee Ralph Preiss
Contact: Rabbi Alan Fuchs firstname.lastname@example.org (914) 238-3928
As of this Monday, we will post new broadcast dates every Monday. Please check back with us each week to see what new cities are showing the documentary. These are the correct times as of this posting, but please check your local listings as broadcast times can change at the discretion of the station.
As of this Monday, we will post new broadcast dates every Monday. Please check back with us each week to see what new cities are showing the documentary.
These are the correct times as of this posting, but please check your local listings as broadcast times can change at the discretion of the station.
What the critics are saying…
Who could have imagined that cigars and poker would be the main ingredients in the recipe of rescue of Jews on the cusp of World War II? Narrated by Liev Schreiber and with a promo quote from Eisenhower’s granddaughter, Susan Eisenhower as “A story for all time,” this 3 Roads Communications film puts the gutsy president Quezon on the map as a Righteous Gentile alongside Oskar Schindler.
It’s likely that none but the most ardent scholars are aware of the role the Philippines played in saving Jewish lives while much of the rest of the world looked the other way. – a chilling observation by one survivor – “How could anyone have known that [the horror of Nazi Germany] would get to be what it did?” she asks. “And you know what? I think it could happen again anywhere.”
As children, Jane Frieder Ellis and Alice Frieder Weston could hear their fathers’ poker games from their bedroom in their Manila home. But the cousins didn’t know the high-stakes discussions going on during those smoke-filled sessions.
Painstakingly researched, finely crafted – and entertaining to boot – Rescue in the Philippines shares a story that has to be seen to be believed. With all of the drama usually reserved for a Hollywood art film, Rescue in the Philippines will inspire you with its heights of human compassion, and horrify you with it’s antithesis: The horrors of war and the destruction of the Nazi menace.
The fascinating documentary “Rescue in the Philippines: Refuge From the Holocaust,” with narration by Liev Schreiber, recounts a little-known chapter of World War II heroism that is as heartbreaking as it is courageous.
Rating 100% If every war is a thousand rolling tragedies, then the flip side of such conflict is also the opportunities it provides for humanity to showcase the better angels of its nature. Brent Simon, “Riveting and vital” Avi Offer
Holocaust Heroism in the Philippines: The fascinating documentary “Rescue in the Philippines: Refuge From the Holocaust,” with narration by Liev Schreiber, recounts a little-known chapter of World War II heroism that is as heartbreaking as it is courageous. While much of the world was reluctant to help early victims of Nazi Germany, an effort devised in Manila during late-night poker games eventually delivered more than 1,200 European Jews to safety in the tropics.
The world knows about Austrian industrialist Oskar Schindler and how he saved 1,100 Polish Jews during WWII by hiring them as workers in his factory because of Steven Spielberg’s Schindler’s List which received the 1993 Oscar for Best Picture. This month, the world will know about Philippine Commonwealth Pres. Manuel L. Quezon and how he helped 1,305 German Jews escape Nazi persecution in 1939 by providing them with visas and safe shelter in the Philippines because of a documentary, Rescue in the Philippines: Refuge From the Holocaust, being shown in PBS stations throughout the US.
The rescue of 1,300 German and Austrian Jews from Nazi death camps and their relocation to Manila in the Philippines during World War II is a story of the Holocaust that is seldom told — until now… narrated by actor Liev Schreiber.
This Untold Saga Involving Presidents, Cigars, and Poker, Tells a Gripping and Inspirational True Story of Moral Courage.