Rescue in the Philippines

Philippine President Quezon and US Commissioner McNutt

Above: Philippine President Manuel Quezon (left) and U.S. High Commissioner Paul McNutt (right) in 1938. “Rescue In The Philippines: Refuge From The Holocaust” chronicles a real-life Casablanca, in which a high-profile group of poker buddies — including the Frieder brothers of Cincinatti, Philippine President Manuel Quezon, and U.S. High Commissioner Paul McNutt and Colonel Dwight Eisenhower — hatched an intricate international plan of rescue and re-settlement, saving 1,300 Jews from certain death in Nazi concentration camps (photo courtesy American Public Television)

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