12 2018

Yom Hashoah Commemoration

6:30PM - 9:00PM  

Jewish Community Center 60 River Street
Wilkes-Barre, PA

Contact Barbara Sugarman
570-824-4646 x246

Co-sponsored by Jewish Community Alliance, Temple Israel, Temple B'nai B'rith, Congregation Ohav Zedek, Congregation Bais Tzvi Josef, and Bais Menachem YDP
"Rescue in The Philippines" is a documentary of the previously untold story of how the five Frieder brothers, Cincinnati businessmen making two-for-a-nickel cigars in pre-WWII Manila, together with Manuel Quezon, the charismatic first president of the Philippines, Paul McNutt, US High Commissioner and former governor of Indiana (preparing for his own presidential campaign) and an ambitious Army Colonel named Dwight Eisenhower - helped 1,300 Jews escape the Nazis and immigrate to the Philippines. It all began playing cards and smoking cigars.
Introduction by Edwin Lichtig' s daughter, Karen Lichtig-Wilkes-Barre Connection