NBC News: How a doctor inspired a film about the Philippines’ WWII effort to help Jews during the Holocaust

Via NBC News: “In 1939, the Philippines opened its doors to Jewish refugees, with 10,000 visas approved for travel to the then commonwealth of the U.S., according to the Philippine Embassy in Israel. Quezon reinforced the policy, creating a housing and farming community for the refugees before the U.S. entry into World War II….[Filmmaker Noel Izon] noted that many people watching today could draw parallels between the events of World War II and the current refugee crises in countries like Syria. “I think the biggest thing is that we are always tested,” said Izon. “The issues of refugees and immigration are about how we treat people and the film asks the question, ‘Am I my brother’s keeper?’”


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