Rescue in the Philippines

Shaw (Watha T. Daniel) Library

Rescue in the Philippines

Thursday, May 1, 2014, 7 p.m.

Rescue Title

Rescue in The Philippines is a one-hour documentary of the untold story of how the five Frieder brothers, Cincinnati businessmen making two-for-a-nickel cigars in World War II Manila.

Together 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), and an ambitious U.S. Army Colonel named Dwight Eisenhower, they helped 1,300 Jews escape the Nazis and immigrate to the Philippines.

Preview the film on YouTube

The film will begin at 7:10 p.m. in the large Lower Level Meeting Room of the Library, and will be followed by a discussion with filmmakers/producers Russel Hodge and Cynthia Scott-Johnson of 3-Roads Communications.

Although it runs just under an hour, the gripping documentary “Rescue in the Philippines: Refuge From the Holocaust” proves a thorough look at a lesser-known chapter in Holocaust-era history. -- Los Angeles Times


 Russ Hodge    Cynthia Scott Johnson