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Holocaust Doc Produced By Hillary And Chelsea Clinton, To Air On PBS For Yom Hashoah

By 04/17/2023 10:47 AMNo CommentsBy YidInfo Staff

To coincide with Yom Hashoah, or Israel’s Holocaust Remembrance Day, Hillary and Chelsea Clinton produced a documentary on a Holocaust survivor that will air for the first time on PBS on Tuesday.

The book “How Saba Kept Singing” chronicles the tale of David Wisnia, a cantor who spent over three years surviving in the Auschwitz-Birkenau concentration camp thanks partly to his operatic singing voice, which amused the Nazi guards.

The movie also describes Wisnia’s connection with Helen “Tzippi” Spitzer, an elderly woman, while interning at Auschwitz.

Wisnia had grown up in Poland singing in his synagogue’s chorus. The two exchanged private moments while other prisoners kept an eye out for guards thanks to her graphic design skills, which allowed her to navigate between the men’s and women’s quarters.

Following the event, the two fell out of touch with one another and didn’t reconnect until 2019, when they gave “their account of their unimaginable memories,” according to a PBS statement.

David Wisnia, who led congregations in New Jersey and Pennsylvania, passed away at 94 in 2021, a year after visiting the old camp to mark the camp’s liberation’s 75th anniversary after suffering numerous wounds.

A musical ode to his “Saba,” or grandfather, was written by his musician grandson Avi Wisnia, and it can be heard over the movie’s credits.

The movie was created by the Clintons’ HiddenLight Productions business, which began operating in 2020 and focuses on worldwide material that, in their words, “highlights the best of the human spirit and helps our world move forward.”

According to Chelsea Clinton, who is listed as an executive producer, “David Wisnia’s remarkable story of love in ‘How Saba Kept Singing’ is inspiring, and I hope you will find it as uplifting as I do.”

Former U.S. Secretary Hillary Clinton continued, “The suffering and horror of the Holocaust must never be forgotten.”

Retro Report, a charity that creates news documentaries, collaborated on the project.


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