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How Saba Kept Singing

  • 1h 20m
  • Sara Taksler
  • United States
  • 2022

94-year-old David “Saba” Wisnia believes he survived the horrors of Auschwitz by using his beautiful singing voice to entertain his Nazi captors. When his grandson, Avi, starts asking questions, they realise there’s more to the story. Someone may have secretly altered the course of Saba’s life.

The pair embark on an expedition that leads them into the mystery of David’s past. Travelling to his hometown in Poland and to the concentration camp barracks, he reveals a secret he had never told anyone before. He had a long lost love from Auschwitz. Their relationship may be the reason his life was spared.

Over 70 years later, David and his lost love reunite in a breath-taking and moving testament to the power of music, art, and love.

An uplifting and life-affirming story about faith and family, How Saba Kept Singing proves love can grow and take hold in even the grimmest of places.

Executive Produced by Hillary Rodham Clinton and Chelsea Clinton.


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Category “Through Generations” presented by Rei Foundation


Sara Taksler


Sara Taksler


English, Hebrew, Polish

Closed Captions [CC]



United States

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