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Orchestra of Exiles
Orchestra of Exiles is a haunting, award-winning documentary film that chronicles the story of how one man helped save Europe’s premier Jewish musicians from obliteration by the Nazis during WWII. The film tells the story of violinist Bronislaw Huberman, who, in 1936, selected 70 of the best Jewish musicians fired by the Nazis, and moved them to Palestine to form the future Israel Philharmonic, saving them from the Holocaust. Huberman knew that his orchestra would serve a broader purpose as well – a top flight orchestra of Jewish immigrants would be a powerful tool to fight the savage anti-Semitism spreading out from Germany, and it would build the prestige of Jews. Huberman foresaw that by arranging for these families to emigrate, hundreds of Jews would be saved whose fate would otherwise have been the gas chamber. In all, almost 1,000 people were saved by Huberman.

StandWithUs has organized several screenings of this must-see documentary in various cities, including Los Angeles, Detroit, and Toronto, accompanied by director Josh Aronson. The film features Itzhak Perlman, Zubin Mehta, Pinchas Zuckerman, Joshua Bell, and others.

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