Saul & Ruby’s Holocaust Survivor Band: Inspirational Tale of Survival and the Power of Music

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.

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.

This heart-affecting film 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.

An inspirational tale about having the courage to live one’s dreams and finding purpose and meaning in life at any age, the docu shows the transcedental power of music, and the importance of speaking out against anti-Semitism and bigotry.

Featuring: Saul Dreier, Ruby Sosnowicz, Chana Sosnowicz
Director, Producer and Writer: Tod Lending
Running Time: 81 minutes.