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Rescue in the Philippines

The Philippines is a one-hour documentary of the untold story of how five Cincinnati businessmen and brothers together with charismatic first president of the Philippines, Manuel Quezon, Paul McNutt (U.S. High Commissioner and former governor of Indiana), and an ambitious U.S. Army Colonel named Dwight Eisenhower, helped 1,300 Jews escape the Nazis and immigrate to the Philippines

The contribution the Jews presented was not lost on the Philippine government, however, the US State Department was not very comfortable with such large numbers as they were concerned the Jews might use the Philippines as a back door to the US. They were also concerned that the experiment would fail.

Quezon may have had some pragmatic reason in mind when he let the Jewish refugees in but the rescue's impact goes on for generations. 

  • Genre:
    Documentary | History
  • Producer:
    Frieder Films & 3 Roads Communications
  • Duration:
    1 x 60 min
  • Format: