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

Premiere – Yad Vashem November 24, 2015

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

The Jerusalem Post and Diplomacy.co.il have articles about the event. See them below:
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…

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.Austronesia