With the rise of the Nazi Regime in Germany and Europe, European Jewry were in peril. With the passionate support of the Filipino people, President Manuel Quezon offered safe harbor to refugee Jews, simply because it was the right thing to do. This courageous and humanitarian act opened the door to more than 1300 Jews and made it possible for them to flee Nazi occupied Europe. This inspiring and timely story is captured in a feature- length documentary film, “An Open Door: Holocaust Haven in the Philippines.”
Sunday, November 19, 3:00pm-6:00pm
Crest Theater, 1013 K Street, Sacramento CA 95814
Panel Discussion with renowned Holocaust Historian, Dr. Bonnie Harris, along with holocaust survivors and second generation.
Reception to follow: Filipino Merienda and Jewish Nosh
Everyone is welcome! Bring friends, families, and colleagues. We ask for a voluntary
donation of $10 to help us defray costs and present this film to anyone who wishes to
see it. If you can make a larger contribution, please consider a sponsorship!
FOR SECURITY REASONS, ADVANCE REGISTRATION IS REQUIRED.
Retired Chief Justice Tani Cantil-Sakauye, Attorney General Rob Bonta, Sacramento Mayor Darrell Steinberg, Jewish Federation of the Sacramento Region, the Filipino Community of Sacramento and Vicinity, Leonard M. Friedman Bar Association, Sacramento Filipino American Lawyers Association, Jewish Community Relations Council, Filipino Women’s Club, National Council of Jewish Women, Sacramento Maharlika Lions Club, Central Valley Holocaust Educators Network