They Played for Their Lives


Through intimate interviews, live performances and illustrations, They Played for Their Lives portrays how music saved the lives of eight young musicians during the Holocaust. Playing music in the ghettos and concentration camps not only fostered spiritual strength, but often proved a bargaining tool that spared their lives.

Aired: 04/03/17

Rating: NR

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