Violinist who refused to play in Nazi Germany saved 1000 Jews from Holocaust
While the Israeli Philharmonic performs in five American cities, a documentary about the orchestra's history has premiered. It tells the story of Bronislaw Huberman an exemplary violinist who refused to play in Nazi Germany. Himself a Jew, he spent two years assembling his orchestra in Palestine, unknowingly saving Jews from the Holocaust. Huberman likely saved 1000 Jews, about the same number as Oskar Schindler. But most people don't know about Huberman. That's one of the reasons Josh Aronson took his film 'Orchestra of Exiles' to Los Angeles, creating a buzz in one of America's busiest and biggest cities.