Thu, Apr 18|
Holocaust Museum LA
Film Screening: Symphony of the Holocaust
Join us for this extraordinary story of violinist and Holocaust survivor Shony Braun, whose wish was to perform his symphony at the gates of Auschwitz. The film is followed by a conversation with Shony's family, the filmmaker, and the Armenian violin player who helped to realize Shony's dream.
Time & Location
Apr 18, 2024, 6:30 PM – 8:00 PM
Holocaust Museum LA, 100 The Grove Dr, Los Angeles, CA 90036, USA
The Symphony of the Holocaust is a feature documentary about the life of master violinist and Holocaust survivor Shony Braun, who used his experiences in the Nazi death camps to compose The Symphony of the Holocaust, a haunting yet hopeful testament to the memory of the millions of Jews murdered by the Nazis during World War II. After his miraculous survival, Shony composed over 200 works on his prized violin. But The Symphony of the Holocaust was his masterpiece, and he longed to play it at the Auschwitz-Birkenau death camp. His hope was to fill the camp with the beauty of his music. Unfortunately, Shony died before he had the opportunity. But now, Shony's family is fulfilling his wish, by traveling to Auschwitz to witness an Armenian violinist play his symphony in front of the infamous Auschwitz-Birkenau gate - the very gate that thousands of Jews traveled through to their horrific deaths.