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Event Series Event Series: Holocaust in Film Series – 2024

Holocaust in Film Series 2024: Film #3, “Rescue in the Philippines: Refuge from the Holocaust”

Tuesday, February 13 @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm

Location: Sidewalk Film Center & Cinema

Facilitator: Michele Forman


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“Rescue in The Philippines” is a one-hour documentary of the previously untold story of the five Frieder brothers, Cincinnati businessmen. Pre-World War II Manila is the exotic backdrop for this fascinating, yet little-known chapter in World War II history.

This documentary chronicles a real-file Casablanca, full of intrigue, unlikely heroes, and a perilous humanitarian mission to save Jews from persecution half a world away. A high-profile group of cigar-smoking poker buddies, including Colonel Dwight Eisenhower, devise an intricate international plan which successfully rescued up to 1,300 Jews from the horrors that would otherwise await them in Nazi concentration camps. This gripping story is told through interviews with historians and relatives of the key players. First-person accounts from survivors detail their harrowing escape from Europe and immigration to the Philippines.

Event Details

Date: Tuesday, February 13, 2024
Time: Doors open at 6 pm, film begins at 6:30 pm
Location: Sidewalk Film Film Center and Cinema
Parking: Available in the Pizitz Parking Deck

The 2024 Holocaust in Film Series is presented by Perlman Charitable Fund.

Stick around after the film for a brief discussion moderated by UAB’s professor of Media Studies, Michele Forman!

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Tuesday, February 13
6:30 pm - 8:30 pm


Alabama Holocaust Education Center
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Sidewalk Film Center & Cinema
1821 2nd Ave N
Birmingham, AL 35203 United States
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(205) 324-0888
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