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5/16/2013
 
Holocaust Museum Houston to Screen Documentary “Rescue in the Philippines: Refuge from the Holocaust”
 

HOUSTON, TX (May 16, 2013) – Holocaust Museum Houston will present a June screening of the fascinating documentary “Rescue in the Philippines: Refuge from the Holocaust” in a special presentation with an introduction and comments by Dr. Barbara Sasser, a long-time Galvestonian and senior consultant on the film.Rescue in the Philippines

The film recounts a fascinating, yet seldom-told, chapter in World War II history. The documentary chronicles a real-life Casablanca, in which a high-profile group of poker buddies — including then-Col. Dwight Eisenhower —  devised an intricate international plan of rescue and re-settlement, saving 1,300 Jews from certain death in Nazi concentration camps.

The film will be presented Thursday, June 6, 2013, from 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. in the Museum’s Albert and Ethel Herzstein Theater in the Morgan Family Center, 5401 Caroline St., in Houston’s Museum District. Tickets are $5 for HMH members, seniors and students and $8 for nonmembers. Seating is limited and advance registration is requested. Visit https://www.hmh.org/RegisterEvent.aspx to RSVP online. Seniors and students may register and pay at the door. Please note: online registration is not refundable.

“Rescue in the Philippines: Refuge from the Holocaust” tells its gripping story through interviews with historians, friends and relatives of key participants, and first-person accounts from refugees who detail their harrowing escape from Europe and immigration to the Philippines.

This rescue was orchestrated by with Manuel Quezon, the charismatic first president of the Philippines, Paul McNutt, U.S. High Commissioner and former governor of Indiana (preparing for his own presidential campaign), an ambitious Eisenhower – and the Frieder brothers, Cincinnati-based businessmen manufacturing two-for-a-nickel cigars in pre-WW II Manila.

Sasser, a long time Galvestonian, and producer for Frieder Films, LLC, in Galveston, will introduce the film and take questions afterward. She is the granddaughter of rescuer Alex Frieder.

Copies of the DVD version of the documentary will be available for purchase at the event.

The film is underwritten by Peter and Nancy Thompson and presented with special thanks to United Airlines, official airline of Holocaust Museum Houston.

Holocaust Museum Houston is dedicated to educating people about the Holocaust, remembering the 6 million Jews and other innocent victims and honoring the survivors' legacy. Using the lessons of the Holocaust and other genocides, the Museum teaches the dangers of hatred, prejudice and apathy.

For more information about the Museum, call 713-942-8000 or visit www.hmh.org.

 
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