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Escape to Manila: From Nazi Tyranny to Japanese Terror
Talks about the story of European Jewish refugees, who fled to Manila to escape Nazi Anti-Semitism, only to be caught in the Japanese take over and persecution of Jews by the Japanese. This book contains personal accounts, historical and archival records, including the little known aspects of the Jewish experiences during World War II.
Hardcover, 248 pages
Published August 12th 2003 by University of Illinois Press
(first published January 1st 2003)
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Who knew the Philippine government accepted several thousand Jewish refugees from Nazi tyranny in WWII only to have many of that community murdered when the Japanese invaded the Philippines. A chapter from WWII I never heard about. A very compelling account of Jewish life in the Philippines for those Jews who were allowed to enter the safety of the Philippines.