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Haven or Hell? Jews in the Philippines During World War II

Open book on a table in New Jersey library.

Wednesday, May 1, 2024

7:00 PM - 8:30 PM

Price: Free

East Brunswick Public Library

2 Jean Walling Civic Center
East Brunswick, NJ 08816

East Brunswick Public Library

Event Description

Discover the story of a Jewish sanctuary in Manila during World War II through Sandy Lanman's family history.

Explore the history of 1,300 German Jews who found refuge in the Philippines, as recounted through film, photos, and the poignant words of Sandy's grandmother, Elsie.

Learn about the harrowing experiences these refugees faced under Japanese occupation and the unexpected roles they played during that tumultuous time.

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