Conceptualized in 2005, the Embassy of the Philippines to Israel, the Filipino Community, the Holocaust survivors and their families in Israel and from all over the world undertook initiatives to raise funds for the monument. The National Commission for Culture and the Arts sponsored a competition for the design of the monument. Mr. Jun Yee, an artist, won the said competition and supervised the fabrication of its components for shipment to Israel. The monument base is tiled with Romblon marbles donated by the Romblon Chamber of Commerce, Forward Romblon and Romblon Bar Association.
Three open doors in increasing heights symbolize the "open door" policy of the Philippine commonwealth for the Jews in 1939. Each door forming a triangular pattern symbolize the triangle of the Philippine flag and the two triangles of the star of David in the Israeli flag. In a sense, the Philippine flag and the Israeli flag are joined together to symbolize the close and friendly relations of the Philippines and Israel.
The doors open inward and "meet" in the middle of the triangle. A light in the middle represents the sun and symbolizes the hope that the Philippines brought to the Jewish refugees, the warm welcome they received from the Filipino people and the beacon that will guide both countries in attaining common goals.
In front of each door are etched footprints of three persons: Mr. George Lowenstein who was among the thousands of Jews who sought refuge in the Philippines in 1939; Mr. Max Weissler who arrived in Manila in 1941 at the age of 11 years as a refugee from Germany, grew up in the Philippines, and is presently residing in Hod Hasharon, Israel; and Doryliz Goffer, a Filipino-Israeli child born in the Philippines, grand daughter of Holocaust survivors, representing the continuing friendship between the Philippines and Israel.
Embassy of the Republic of the Philippines
Rehov Bnei Dan 18
Tel Aviv-Yafo, 62260 Israel
Sunday to Thursday 8:30 am to 4:30 pm
In case of emergency, please call the Duty Officer at 054-4661188
- May 2017 Holidays
- “Rescue in the Philippines: Refuge from the Holocaust” to be screened in Jerusalem on April 04, 2017
- Advisory To Filipinos In Israel On Illegal Recruitment For Caregiver Jobs In Canada
- April 2017 Holidays
- Application for the 2017 Foreign Service Officer (FSO) Examination
- Additional List of Available Voter's IDs
- 2017 List of Holidays & Vacations / Annual Leave for Filo Workers
- Christmas & New Year Holidays
- Advisory on Wildfires in Israel
- New Modus Operandi of Filipino Drug Traffickers in Israel; Five Filipinos Arrested
- 2016 Christmas Tree Lighting Event (with Choral & Parol-making Contests
- Announcement: Holidays for November 2016
- Security Advisory (21 Sept 2016)
- Announcement: Holidays for October 2016
- Requirements for First Time Adult Passport Applications with Delayed Registered Birth