Tuesday, October 3, 2017

Documentary Rescue in the Philippines free at Pitt, October 22.

The 2013 documentary Rescue in the Philippines will play at the Frick Fine Arts Auditorium (map) on October 22.
“Rescue in The Philippines” is a one-hour documentary of the previously untold story of how the five Frieder brothers, Cincinnati businessmen making two-for-a-nickel cigars in pre-WWII Manila, together with Manuel Quezon, the charismatic first president of the Philippines, 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 1,200 Jews escape the Nazis and immigrate to the Philippines.
The movie starts at 4:30 pm and is free and open to the public, though donations are being accepted for the Philippine Center under development in West Mifflin.