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Arturo Toscanini Fights Fascism and Supports Orchestra

The most famous musician of all, Arturo Toscanini, joined Bronislaw Huberman in the effort to save Jewish musicians from the Nazis' persecution. By associating himself with Huberman's project to start a new orchestra in Palestine, the conductor drew publicity to the cause. He volunteered to conduct the first season of the Palestine Symphony Orchestra in 1936-37.
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About Orchestra of Exiles

On the brink of World War II and the rise of Nazi-occupation, one man’s remarkable four-year odyssey helped rescue Europe’s premier Jewish musicians and their families from persecution, while preserving the musical heritage of Europe. Orchestra of Exiles, a 90-minute documentary film by Academy Award-nominated Josh Aronson, airing Sunday, April 14 at 10 p.m. ET on PBS (check local listings), tells the dramatic story of celebrated Polish violinist Bronislaw Huberman (1882-1947).
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