27 2019

They Played for Their Lives

10:30AM - 12:00PM  

Temple B'nai Israel 4901 N. Pennsylvania
Oklahoma City, OK

Contact Roberta Clark
609-822-4404 ext. 150

This documentary is free to attend and open to the entire community.
Children in seventh grade and above are welcome to attend as long as they are accompanied by an adult. 

Preregistration from the Eventbrite link is required for attendance; please be sure to print and bring your confirmed Eventbrite ticket for admittance.

Through intimate interviews and live performances, They Played for Their Lives artfully portrays how music saved the lives of young musicians. Playing music in the ghettos and concentration camps not only fostered spiritual strength within themselves and others, but often proved a bargaining tool that spared their lives. The documentary follows the personal narratives of eight survivors. At the end of the war their lives unfold in surprising ways, yet music remains at the core of their memory and legacy. 

This program has been generously underwritten by Mary & Larry Trachtenberg.

The Jewish Federation and Temple B'nai Israel are co-sponsoring this special program.