Rescue In The Philippines

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During a time when the Jewish population of Germany was being stripped of their rights, dignity, and humanity, Nazi policies created the need for emigration among Jews. In the Pacific, a group of individuals empathetic to the plight of Jewish refugees banded together and drafted a plan to bring German Jews to the Philippines. The group included the Frieder brothers, cigar makers from Cincinnati; Paul McNutt, former Governor of Indiana and acting High Commissioner of the Philippines; and Manuel Quezon, President of the Philippines. Using their social, political, and economic influence, as well as teamwork, perseverance, and creativity, they rescued approximately 1,300 Jewish refugees.

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