Rescue in the Philippines: Refuge from the Holocaust
March 30, 2014
Produced and directed byCynthia Scott and Russell Hodge
PhilippinesUSA, 2012, 60 minutes
Narrated by Liev Schreiber, this documentary recounts the previously untold story of an eclectic group of poker-playing buddies who saved approximately 1,300 Jews from Nazi tyranny. These rescuers included the five Frieder brothers, Cincinnati businessmen who made cigars in pre-War Manila, Manuel Quezon, president of the Philippines, Paul McNutt, U.S. High Commissioner, and Army Colonel Dwight Eisenhower.
Introductory remarks and post-screening discussion facilitated by St. Louisan Eva Ashner, whose family fled to the Philippines from Germany and who is featured in the film.