IUP author Dean Kotlowski will join Holocaust survivors Eva Mozes Kor and Ursula Progl for a discussion of the documentary film Rescue in The Philippines April 18 at the Candles Holocaust Museum and Education Center in Terre Haute, IN. Kor will share her story with museum visitors at 1 p.m. with the film screening and discussion following at 4 p.m.
Rescue in The Philippines is a one-hour documentary of the previously untold story of how the five Frieder brothers, Cincinnati businessmen making cigars in pre-WWII Manila, together with Manuel Quezon, the first president of the Philippines, Paul McNutt, U.S. High Commissioner and former governor of Indiana, and an ambitious Army colonel named Dwight Eisenhower helped 1,200 Jews escape the Nazis and immigrate to the Philippines.
Kotlowski goes into further detail about McNutt's involvement with helping Jews flee Nazi Germany in his new book Paul V. McNutt and the Age of FDR. Learn more about the book in this podcast with the author: