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Rescue in the Philippines (2013)




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"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. (c) Official Site
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Critic Reviews for Rescue in the Philippines

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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.

Full Review… | March 28, 2013
Los Angeles Times
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Recounts a little-known chapter of World War II heroism that is as heartbreaking as it is courageous.

Full Review… | March 28, 2013
New York Times
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A well-crafted if structurally generic documentary ...

Full Review… | March 26, 2013
Village Voice
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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.

Full Review… | April 17, 2013

Riveting and vital.

Full Review… | March 29, 2013
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