Sunday, January 20, 2013

Jews in the Philippines

Yes, once upon a time in our history there were a lot of Jews in the Philippines around 1,200 of them that fled Nazi Germany.

Here's an interesting post by Chuvaness : How President Quezon Saved More Than 1,200 Jews
“Rescue in The Philippines” is documentary about 5 Jewish brothers and Cincinnati businessmen making two-for-a-nickel cigars in pre-WWII Manila, together with President Manuel Quezon, Paul McNutt and Dwight Eisenhower -  helped 1,200 Jews escape the Nazis and immigrate to the Philippines.

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