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An Open Door: Amazing Story of Jewish Rescue in the Philippines

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February 2, 2017 | by Noel Izon

When the world closed its doors to refugees, President Manuel Quezon saved 1200 Jews fleeing Nazi Germany.

An Open Door is a feature-length documentary on the uplifting story of how a small Asian nation was able to save 1,200 Jews as they fled the pogroms of Nazi Germany. It is written, produced and directed by award-winning filmmaker Noel M. Izon and co-produced by author Sharon Delmendo. It is the story of a deep and improbable, international friendship borne of common adversity and intense love for freedom. Together, Filipinos and Jews struggled, endured and ultimately prevailed against overwhelming odds.

Noel M. Izon is an independent filmmaker based in the Washington, DC area. He was born in Manila in the first year of the Philippine independence after World War II and is now an American citizen.
 

When the world closed its doors to refugees, President Manuel Quezon saved 1200 Jews fleeing Nazi Germany.



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