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Sunday, June 16 • 1:15pm - 2:15pm
From 1521 till now: the extraordinary history of Jews in the Philippines

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A cigar-making family based in Manila during the 1930s were instrumental in saving the lives of over 1,300 German Jews in the last days before WWII. This is but one of many interesting episodes of Jewish life in the Philippines: Spanish occupation, the Inquisition, the Suez Canal, the American period, the creation of Israel, and contemporary fortune-seekers. Everywhere you look, a Jewish take on local and world events.

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Karina Veal

Karina is a Sydney-based international public policy expert working with leaders across Asia to narrow the education divide. Moving from Australia to the Philippines seven years ago to take up a position with the Manila-based multilateral financier the Asian Development Bank, Karina... Read More →

Sunday June 16, 2019 1:15pm - 2:15pm PDT
Room 8