Yad Vashem screens Rescue in the Philippines Nov. 24th, 2015

Screening – Yad Vashem November 24, 2015

“Rescue in the Philippines:Refuge from the Holocaust” reached another significant milestone in extending its worldwide reach with its screening in Israel at Yad Vashem on November 24th, 2015. Presented in partnership with the Philippine Embassy in Israel, VIPs in attendance were Philippine Ambassador Mr. Neal Imperial, Senior Assistant to the Chairman of Yad Vashem Mr. Yossi Gevir, Producer of “Rescue” Dr. Barbara Sasser, Senior Historian at Yad Vashem Dr. David Silberklang, Executive Director of The Center for Holocaust and Humanity Education, Ms. Sarah Weiss, and Jewish refugee Margot Pins Kestenbaum..

Video footage of comments given by Ambassador Imperial, Mr. Gevir, Dr. Silberklang, and Dr. Sasser can be seen below. These are available through the courtesy of Yad Vashem,
Cameraman Yoram Millo.

Philippine Ambassador to Israel, Mr. Imperial
Senior Assistant to the Chairman of Yad Vashem, Mr. Gevir
Senior Historian at Yad Vashem, Dr. Silberklang
Producer of Rescue in the Philippines, Dr. Sasser

Newspaper articles from The Jerusalem Post and diplomacy.co.il are also available.

Article 1 – Click here to view.
Article 2 – Click here to view.
Article 3 – Click here to view.

The Israeli premiere is an important milestone in our journey thus far, however other goals are still to be achieved. If you would like to support any of the goals listed below, please reach us through the “contact us” section of this website.

Distribution of our Educational Guide to Schools throughout the USA

Broadcast of “Rescue” on International Television

Free online access to over 40 full length interviews rich with history and stories but no time to include in our 1 hour film.

“Rescue in The Philippines” is a one-hour documentary of the previously untold story of how the five Frieder brothers, Cincinnati businessmen making two-for-a-nickel cigars in pre-WWII Manila, together with Manuel Quezon, the charismatic first president of the Philippines, Paul McNutt, US High Commissioner and former governor of Indiana (preparing for his own presidential campaign) and an ambitious Army Colonel named Dwight Eisenhower –  helped 1,200 Jews escape the Nazis and immigrate to the Philippines.


What the critics are saying…

Although it runs just under an hour, the gripping documentary “Rescue in the Philippines: Refuge From the Holocaust” proves a thorough look at a lesser-known chapter in Holocaust-era history. Los Angeles Times