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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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.

Mar 28, 2013 | Rating: 4/5 | Full Review…

Recounts a little-known chapter of World War II heroism that is as heartbreaking as it is courageous.

Mar 28, 2013 | Rating: 4/5 | Full Review…

A well-crafted if structurally generic documentary ...

Mar 26, 2013 | Full Review…

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.

Apr 17, 2013 | Rating: B- | Full Review…

Riveting and vital.

Mar 29, 2013 | Rating: 8.72/10 | Full Review…

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