In the 1930s Hitler began firing Jewish musicians. Overcoming extraordinary obstacles, the world famous violinist Bronislaw Huberman moved Europe's great musicians to Palestine and formed a symphony that would become the Israel Philharmonic Orchestra. With allies including Arturo Toscanini and Albert Einstein, Huberman saved close to 1,000 Jews, along with Europe's musical heritage.Visit Orchestra of Exiles Website
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"It is my duty to fight for the cause of artists persecuted by Nazis," said Toscanini.
Famous figures from the classical music world talk about what drove Bronislaw Huberman.
Zubin Mehta, Itzhak Perlman and others speak about the importance of music education.
Bronislaw Huberman was one of the greatest violinists of the 20th century.
Zubin Mehta, Pinchas Zukerman and others speak about the importance of music to community.
It took 50 years to recover the violin that was stolen from Carnegie Hall in 1936.
Leon Botstein, president of Bard College, discuss why Jews stayed in Europe prior to WWII.
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