Orchestra of Exiles
- Lenox, MA
Orchestra of Exiles 2012, 1h 25m)
On the brink of World War II and the rise of Nazi-occupation, one man’s remarkable four-year odyssey helped rescue many of Europe’s best Jewish musicians and their families from persecution, while preserving the musical heritage of Europe. This documentary film by Academy Award-nominated Josh Aronson tells the dramatic story of celebrated Polish violinist Bronislaw Huberman (1882-1947). With courage, resourcefulness, and an entourage of allies including Arturo Toscanini and Albert Einstein, Huberman bravely stood up to racial intolerance, ultimately saving almost 1,000 Jews from 1933–1936 while forming the Palestine Symphony Orchestra, which became the Israel Philharmonic Orchestra.