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Philippine sanctuary : a Holocaust odyssey

Philippine sanctuary : a Holocaust odyssey

Author: Bonnie Mae Harris
Publisher: Madison, Wisconsin : The University of Wisconsin Press, [2020] ©2020
Series: New perspectives in Southeast Asian studies.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Biography : EnglishView all editions and formats
"Of the many refugee trails filled with stateless Jews fleeing Europe during the decades of the Nazi Regime, the odyssey of Cantor Joseph Cysner's escape from Hamburg to Poland to the Philippines stands unique. Joseph escaped the fate of thousands of refugees held at border-camps along the German-Polish border in 1938 and joined hundreds of European refugee Jews ultimately saved from destruction between 1937 and  Read more...

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Genre/Form: Biographies
Named Person: Joseph Cysner; Joseph Cysner
Material Type: Biography
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Bonnie Mae Harris
ISBN: 9780299324605 0299324605 9780299324643 0299324648
OCLC Number: 1105747167
Description: xvii, 306 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Contents: Introduction : open doors to the Philippines --
Joseph Cysner : from Hamburg to Zbaszyna to Manila --
FDR, Evian, and the refugee crisis --
Open hearts : Jewish rescue in the Philippines --
Mindanao, a new Palestine --
Japan and Europe's refugee Jews --
Peletah--deliverance --
Conclusion : the will to save.
Series Title: New perspectives in Southeast Asian studies.
Responsibility: Bonnie M. Harris.


Between 1938 and 1941, the Philippine Commonwealth provided safe asylum to more than 1,300 German Jews. In highlighting the efforts by Philippine president Manual Quezon and High Commissioner Paul V.  Read more...


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