iUTMB Home Page iUTMB    Published Tuesday, January 7, 2014, 8:59 AM

OLLI Hosts "Rescue in the Philippines: Refuge from the Holocaust" - Jan. 19

3 p.m., January 19 

The Grand 1894 Opera House in Galveston 

Open to the public

For tickets, phone The Grand 409.765.1894 
 
The Osher Lifelong Learning Institute (OLLI) hosts, "Rescue in the Philippines: Refuge from the Holocaust," a critically acclaimed film that documents the rescue of more than 1,300 Jews who were smuggled from Nazi-occupied Europe and resettled in the Philippines. 
 
Pre-World War II Manila is the exotic backdrop for a little-known chapter in World War II history. Producer Barbara Sasser, an OLLI member and long-time island resident, will introduce the film which is told through first-person accounts with historians, survivors and relatives of the key players such as Col. Dwight D. Eisenhower and Sasser’s grandfather Alex Frieder. The film was broadcast on PBS, has been praised in reviews in The New York Times and the Los Angeles Times, and has been shown at the UN and on Capitol Hill in Washington, DC.  
 
After screening the film, Dr. Sasser will introduce a panel of expert commentators who will discuss the film and the historical era in which it occurred.  At 4:30 p.m. Paulie and Mary Kay Gaido will sponsor a champagne tasting seminar in Edna’s Room in support of the film and OLLI.  Area restaurants Rudy and Paco’s, Saltwater Grill, and Gaido’s have pledged donations in support of the film and OLLI on that day.
 
Tickets are Mezzanine $10, Orchestra $20, and Champagne tasting/Premium seating $100.
 
 



  • Professionalism at UTMB

    Professionalism at UTMB

  • Spotlight: Ebola

    Spotlight: Ebola

  • Impact Online Newsletter

    Impact Online Newsletter

  • Transforming Health Care

    Transforming Health Care

  • Medicaid 1115 Waiver

    Medicaid 1115 Waiver

  • Working Together Fact Sheet

    Working Together Fact Sheet

  • Health System Friday Focus

    Health System Friday Focus

  • The Road Ahead

    The Road Ahead

  • UTMB Scorecard

    UTMB Scorecard