Rescue In The Philippines: Refuge From The Holocaust
Airs Sunday, May 26, 2013 at 5 p.m. on KPBS TV
Originally published April 29, 2013 at 3:53 p.m., updated May 22, 2013 at 3:26 p.m.
"Rescue In The Philippines: Refuge From The Holocaust" recounts a fascinating, yet seldom-told, chapter in World War II history.
Narrated by actor Liev Schrieber, the documentary 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.