Film screening: Rescue in the Philippines: Refuge from the Holocaust


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

The film tells this 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.

Barbara Sasser, a senior consultant on the project, will introduce the film and take questions afterward.



Holocaust Museum Houston
5401 Caroline St.
Houston, TX 77004


$8 general public; $5 Holocaust Museum Houston members, seniors and students.
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