Rescue in the Philippines: Refuge from the Holocaust
Rescue in the Philippines: Refuge from the Holocaust Previous Broadcasts
KQED 9: Sun, May 5, 2013 -- 6:00 PM
This documentary recounts a fascinating, yet seldom-told, chapter in World War II history. It chronicles a real-life Casablanca, in which a high-profile group of poker buddies - including Colonel Dwight Eisenhower - hatched an intricate international plan of rescue and re-settlement, saving 1300 Jews from certain death in Nazi concentration camps. The program tells this gripping story through interviews with historians, friends and relatives of the key participants, and first-person accounts from refugees who detail their harrowing escape from Europe and immigration to the Philippines.