Date: Thursday, April 20, 2017
Time: 12:00 pm - 2:30 pmLocation:
Jewish Community Center of Northern Virginia (the J)
8900 Little River Turnpike
Contact: Michele Endick
Special Yom Ha’Shoah Program: Rescue in the Philippines
Thursday, April 20, noon–2:30pm
Noon: Lunch (bring dairy or parve/meatless)
Presented by: Peggy Ellis, Co-Producer of Rescue in the Philippines
Documentary | 55 min. | 2007
We will view this documentary and have a talk by Peggy Ellis, co-producer of this film which covers a little known story of rescue and survival in an unlikely place. “The untold story of how the five Frieder brothers, Cincinnati businessmen making two-for-a-nickel cigars in World War II Manila, together with Manuel Quezon, the charismatic first president of the Philippines, Paul McNutt, U.S. High Commissioner, and an ambitious U.S. Army Colonel named Dwight Eisenhower, helped 1,300 Jews escape Hitler's Nazis and immigrate to the Philippines.” — Amazon.com
Coffee, tea, and dessert provided.
Fee: $10 / $7 J member
RSVP: Submit payment and registration form to the front desk or call 703.323.0880 to register.