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Jewish refugees celebrate Purim in the Philippines, 1940

Film | Accession Number: 2013.25.1 | RG Number: RG-60.1440 | Film ID: 2959

"A Children's Party" shows Alex and Corinne Frieder and their children at a Purim celebration on March 24, 1940 at Mariquina Hall in Manila, the land donated by President Quezon for Jewish refugees. Many of the people at the party are German and Austrian Jewish refugees who were given visas to come to the Philippines.

Children dressed in costumes at outdoor party, eating cakes. 01:00:41 Adults converse. Alex Frieder, wearing a white suit, smokes a cigar. Children and adults mingle and eat. 01:01:06 Cantor Joseph Cysner with camera around his neck leads a parade of costumed children to a makeshift stage with the flags of Israel, Philippines, and America. Cantor Cysner leads the children's production of the Book of Esther, as the young children and parents (refugees) watch, CUs.

Genre
Amateur
Duration
00:02:31
Event Date
03/24/1940
Locale
Manila, Philippines
Language
Mute
Genre/Form
Amateur.
Credit
US Holocaust Memorial Museum, courtesy of Alice Frieder Weston
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