Unsung Heroes of WWII

Posted on Thursday, November 14, 2013 by Lolo_Librarian

Most people have heard of Oskar Schindler, but how many recognize the name Branislaw Huberman? There are countless stories of heroes who assisted in rescues during the Holocaust/WWII, and retelling their stories is probably the best way to honor their heroism.

Recently I saw a special screening of the movie Orchestra of Exiles, which was particularly inspiring due to my personal history (being both Jewish and a classical musician). This documentary tells the story of Branislaw Huberman, a Polish violinist who organized the relocation of nearly 1000 European-Jewish musicians to Palestine during World War II. These exiled people formed what was then called the Palestine Symphony, which grew into the now world-renowned Israel Philharmonic Orchestra.

 

Orchestra of Exiles

Orchestra of Exiles

Beyond Courage

Beyond Courage

In My Hands

In My Hands