An Open Door: Jewish Rescue in the Philippines

Monday, October 07, 2013
5:30 PM - 7:30 PM
Fromm Hall 115 - Berman Room
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Belda, Annmarie M
Master of Arts in Asian Pacific Studies

An Open Door: Jewish Rescue in the Philippines 

Monday, October 7, 5:30-7:30 p.m., USF Main Campus, Fromm Hall, Berman Room

Speaker: Sharon Delmendo, Professor of English at St. John Fisher College

This documentary film is about the previously untold story of how the five Frieder brothers, Cincinnati businessmen making two-for-a-nickel cigars in pre-WWII Manila, together with Philippine President Manuel Quezon, 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 save the lives of more than 1,300 Jews by giving them refuge in Manila during the Holocaust. No one could have predicted that tropical afternoon and evening card games would lead to an intricate international plan of rescue and settlement. When no other country would take I the masses of fleeing Jews, they aloe persevered simply because “it was the right thing to do.”

Presented by the Maria Elena Yuchengco Philippine Studies Program at USF

Co-Sponsored by
The Philippine Consulate General in San Francisco, and the USF Politics Department, USF Swig Program in Jewish Studies, USF Catholic Studies and Social Thought, USF St. Ignatius Institute, USF Asian Studies Program, USF Center for the Pacific Rim, USF History Department, Vice Provost for Diversity Engagement and Community Outreach at USF, USF Theology and Religious Studies Department, the USF Cultural Centers, Kasamahan, Chi Upsilon Zeta at USF, and the West Bay Pilipino Multi-Service Center. 

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