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Monument in Israel honors Filipinos

Thanks to Macky, one of the readers here, in his comment from the article Escape to Manila led me to this article online in the Inquirer.net “Monument in Israel honors Filipinos”

The article talks about a Monument commemorating President Manuel L. Quezon and the Philippine people helping many German Jews to come to the Philippines to escape the internment and eventual death of millions of Jews in Germany.

In 1939, two years before World War II reached the Pacific, the Commonwealth government under President Manuel L. Quezon allotted 10,000 visas and safe haven to Jews fleeing Nazi Europe. Some 1,200 Jews made it to Manila before the city itself fell to Japanese invaders.

In the Inquirer article they even mention Auschwitz a Nazi Concentration Camp also know for all the deaths and experiments by the Doctor Mengele. I have an cousin, Rose Van Thyn now retired in Shreveport, Louisiana. She was one of the lucky ones, she survived Auschwitz and experiments by Doctor Mangele. After the war Rose and her husband Louis moved to the United States.

The main point of this article is to show the kindness the people had shown in the past, and continue to show to people in need, no matter where they are from.

Even though I am not religiously, I do feel for the history and persecution of the Jewish people and all genocide.

2 Responses to “Monument in Israel honors Filipinos”

  1. Riza says:

    I kinda appreciate that Israelites know how to appreciate.. 🙂

    • Bruce says:

      Riza,
      As I read your comment, I was thinking if there is any monument here or in the States about the war and the assistance. I know there is a nice monument and museum on Corrigidor.

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