A man and a story I was completely unfamiliar with forms the basis for this compelling documentary. Violinist Bronislaw Huberman, a prodigy with much acclaim and talent, saw the coming of the Nazi threat in Europe for what it was, and through his hard work managed to get a thousand Jews out of Europe and into Palestine, forming from those ranks what would eventually become the Israel Philharmonic. In doing so, he saved their lives and much of the cultural legacy of Europe. Every life saved in the Holocaust was something of a miracle, even if it could never be enough, and the story completely drew me in, examining the events in a thorough way, mixing in commentary from descendants and musicians- some of whom are very well known. There's a tremendous amount of classical music woven into the soundtrack. This is required viewing for anyone with an interest in the Holocaust, the Second World War, or just classical music as a whole. Highly recommended.

Keogh's rating:
[]
[]
To Top