2015 is Israel’s ‘Thank You Philippines year’

by Ishi Gonzales – May 11, 2015 The government of Israel declares 2015 as Thank You Philippines year. “It was the small nation of the Philippines in the times of the commonwealth government, that radiated a beacon of hope to those trying to escape certain death in Europe,” Israel Ambassador to Philippines Effie Ben Matityau said… Read More 2015 is Israel’s ‘Thank You Philippines year’

How the Philippines saved 1,200 Jews during the Holocaust

By Madison Park, CNN Updated 2051 GMT (0451 HKT) February 3, 2015 (CNN) Even at the age of 7, Lotte Hershfield knew her world was crumbling. She avoided the benches with the sign: No dogs or Jews allowed. She couldn’t attend public schools. And the Nazis and their growling German shepherds raided her family’s house, throwing… Read More How the Philippines saved 1,200 Jews during the Holocaust

Philippines: A Jewish Refuge from the Holocaust

Rodel Rodis@inquirerdotnet 5:45 PM | Saturday, April 13th, 2013 The 1993 Best Picture movie, Schindler’s List, informed the world about Austrian industrialist Oskar Schindler and how he saved 1,100 Polish Jews during WWII by hiring them as workers in his factory. A new documentary, Rescue in the Philippines: Refuge From the Holocaust, being shown this… Read More Philippines: A Jewish Refuge from the Holocaust