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Saul & Ruby's holocaust survivor band [videorecording] / producer/writer/director, Tod Lending. 

Lending, Tod S., 1959- (film producer, screenwriter, film director.). Dreier, Saul, (on-screen participant.). Sosnowicz, Ruby, (on-screen participant.). Sosnowicz, Chana, (on-screen participant.). Saul Dreier, Ruby Sosnowicz, Chana Sosnowicz. (Cast).


Like many survivors of the Holocaust, after World War II, Saul and Ruby moved to America, started families and careers, grew old, and retired to South Florida. For them, retirement could have been the last chapter in their story. But then they decided to start a klezmer band, named the Holocaust Survivor Band. The band summons the bittersweet memories of childhood in Poland, but more than that, it is a celebration of life. In this utterly heart-affecting and enthralling film, we follow Saul and Ruby's musical journey, which begins in total obscurity, playing in residential homes for the elderly and small Jewish community organizations, to being invited to perform at venues across the country, including a coveted performance at the Kennedy Center's Millennium Stage. This unique and compelling story is about having the courage to live one's dreams, finding purpose and meaning in life at any age, the transcendent power of music, and the importance of speaking out against anti-Semitism and bigotry.

Record details

  • ISBN: 857789008808
  • Physical Description: 1 videodisc (80 minutes) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in.
  • Edition: Widescreen.
  • Publisher: Los Angeles, California : Samuel Goldwyn Films, [2020]

Content descriptions

Participant or Performer Note:
Saul Dreier, Ruby Sosnowicz, Chana Sosnowicz.
Target Audience Note:
Not rated.
System Details Note:
DVD, region 1, widescreen presentation, Dolby Digital 5.1, stereo, English SDH.
Subject: Holocaust survivors.
Musical groups.
Klezmer music.
Documentary films.

Available copies

  • 1 of 1 copy available at NC Cardinal. (Show)
  • 1 of 1 copy available at Fontana Regional Library.


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