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Orchestra of Exiles

One Polish violinist. Seventy Jewish musicians. Together, they fought the Nazis with the only weapon they had: music. Trace the dramatic story of Bronislaw Huberman, the celebrated Polish violinist who rescued some of the world's greatest musicians from Nazi Germany and then created the Palestine Symphony Orchestra, now the Israeli Philharmonic.   

Academy Award-nominated director Josh Aronson began his career as a still photographer for Time Life and moved on to direct television films and commercials. Through Aronson Films, he directed MTV videos, television pilots and specials, and more than 500 commercials before turning to documentaries in 1999. Aronson directed Sound and Fury (nominated for Best Documentary Feature in 2000), The Opposite Sex and Beautiful Daughters for Showtime, the feature documentary Bullrider, and many other films.

Sponsored by Jewish Studies with a generous grant from Oakton’s Educational Foundation.

For information, contact Wendy Maier-Sarti, professor of history and coordinator of Jewish Studies, at 847.635.1458 or

Event Details

Thursday, May 2, 11:00 a.m.

Room A145, Skokie

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