UPAA-W Value Our Heritage Virtual Symposium

You are invited to the University of the Philippines Alumni Association of Wisconsin’s Value Our Heritage Zoom webinar.

Topic: An Open Door, Holocaust Haven in the Philippines
When: October 18th 2020 01:00 to 2:30 PM Central Time (US and Canada)

Register HERE in advance for this webinar.
After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing
information about joining the webinar

“It is my hope, and indeed my expectation, that the people of the Philippines will have in the future every reason to be glad that when the time of need came, their country was glad to extend to a persecuted people, a hand of welcome.”

Manuel Quezon, President of the Philippine Commonwealth, 23rd of April 1940


Noel Izon

Filmmaker and Producer

Born in the Philippines in the aftermath of WWII and now lives in the United States, Izon is an award-winning filmmaker who brings little known stories to light. Prior to “An Open Door”, his film “An Untold Triumph” aired on PBS stations in prime time to millions of households across the country.

Bonnie Harris

Professor & Historian @ San Diego State University

A Holocaust scholar. Harris acted as the film’s associate producer and consulting historian. The documentary is based on research Harris conducted while she was working on her Ph.D. dissertation. Published in January 2020 is Harris’ new book “Philippine Sanctuary: A Holocaust Odyssey”.