RESCUE IN THE PHILIPPINES: REFUGE FROM THE HOLOCAUST

RESCUE IN THE PHILIPPINES: REFUGE FROM THE HOLOCAUST

Sun, 04/27/2014 - 7:00pm

In honor of Holocaust Rememberance Day, WXXI presents a fascinating, yet seldom-told, chapter in World War II history. Narrated by actor Liev Schrieber, RESCUE IN THE PHILIPPINES: REFUGE FROM THE HOLOCAUST, airing Sunday, April 27, 2014 at 7 p.m. on WXXI, 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 1,300 Jews from certain death in Nazi concentration camps. RESCUE IN THE PHILIPPINES 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. 

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