With the rise of Nazism in the 1930s more than a thousand European Jews sought refuge in the Philippines, joining the small Jewish population of Manila. When the Japanese invaded the islands in 1941, the peaceful existence of the barely settled Jews filled with the kinds of uncertainties and oppression they thought they had left behind. Escape to Manila gathers the testimonies of thirty-six refugees, who describe the difficult journey to Manila, the lives they built there, and the events surrounding the Japanese invasion. Combining these accounts with historical and archival records, Manila newspapers, and U.S. government documents, Frank Ephraim constructs a detailed account of this little-known chapter of world history.

Escape to Manila: From Nazi Tyranny to Japanese Terror

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  • ISBN

    9780252075261
  • Authors

    Ephraim, Frank
  • Extent

    220
  • Format

    Paperback
  • Year

    2003
  • Publisher

    University of Illinois Press

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