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Performance Today®

with host Fred Child

: Szymon Laks

Szymon Laks photograph from Andre Laks's family archive

Szymon Laks was a prisoner at Auschwitz, and leader of the prison orchestra. He says music did not offer comfort or peace, that music became a kind of torture, but he played on because his very life depended on it. The story and the music of Szymon Laks, on this edition of Performance Today.

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