Book Discussion: The Pianist: the Extraordinary True Story of One Man's Survival in Warsaw, 1939-1945 by Wladyslaw Szpilman
Date: Sat. October 13, 2012
Time: 1:00 pm
929 W. Buena Avenue
Program: Polish American Heritage Month
About this event:
On September 23, 1939, Wladyslaw Szpilman played Chopin for a radio performance. It was the last live music broadcast from Warsaw. Though his entire family was lost, Szpilman lived. Ironically, he was saved by a German officer who heard him play the same Chopin piece on a piano found among the rubble. This courageous story resonates as a testament to human endurance and survival.