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04/04/2014: EMBASSY HOSTS FORUM ON JEWISH REFUGE IN THE PHILIPPINES

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4 April 2014

Filipino and Jewish ties. Ms. Mitzi Pickard, President of the Philippine Arts, Letters & Media Council (PALM) addressing the attendees to "Refuge in the Philippines," a forum highlighting historical ties between the Jewish and Filipino communities before and during World War II. The forum was organizeed by PALM and the American Jewish Committee (AJC). (Embassy photo by Majalya Fernando)

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Remembering acts of kindness and bravery. Minister Elmer Cato giving the opening remarks for the forum. "Today we remember the plight of our Jewish brothers and sisters during the Holocaust, but also more importantly, we remember acts of kindness and bravery that knew no race nor territorial boundaries," he said. Embassy photo by (Embassy photo by Majalya Fernando)

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4 April 2014

Documenting the rescue. Noel "Sonny" Izon talks about "An Open Door," a feature-length documentary on how the Philippines was able to save over 1,300 Jews fleeing Nazi Germany. Izon, a Filipino independent filmmaker based in Washington, DC, wrote, produced, and directed the film. (Embassy photo by Majalya Fernando)

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A story for everybody. Dr. Sharon Delmendo, a co-producer of "An Open Door" talks about her research on Jewish rescue Philippines and then President Manuel L. Quezon. "It is a story for everybody. It is not just a story about World War II but also a story of dignity of human life and when hospitality matters," said Delmendo. (Embassy photo by Majalya Fernando)

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4 April 2014

Mr. Allan Abravanel of AJC, Mr. Sonny Izon, Ms. Susan Sloan of AJC, Dr. Sharon Delmendo, Mitzi Pickard, and Minister Elmer Cato at the "Refuge in the Philippines" forum held at the Romulo Hall of the Philippine Embassy on 27 March 2014. The forum was organized by PALM in cooperation with AJC. (Embassy photo by Majalya Fernando)