Orchestra of Exiles

Premiered April 2013

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.

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Arturo Toscanini Fights Fascism and Supports Orchestra

"It is my duty to fight for the cause of artists persecuted by Nazis," said Toscanini.

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Arturo Toscanini Fights Fascism and Supports Orchestra

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Huberman's Dream

Famous figures from the classical music world talk about what drove Bronislaw Huberman.

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Huberman's Dream

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Music Education. The Legacy of the IPO

Zubin Mehta, Itzhak Perlman and others speak about the importance of music education.

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Music Education. The Legacy of the IPO

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The Greatest Violinist

Bronislaw Huberman was one of the greatest violinists of the 20th century.

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The Greatest Violinist

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Video thumbnail: Orchestra of Exiles Hero of 'Orchestra of Exiles,' Brought Back from Obscurity

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Hero of 'Orchestra of Exiles,' Brought Back from Obscurity

The greatest violinist of his time also saved 1,000 European Jews with his activism.

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Hero of 'Orchestra of Exiles,' Brought Back from Obscurity

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Orchestra of Exiles Trailer

The documentary "Orchestra of Exiles" premieres on PBS on April 14, 2013, at 10 pm.

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