Jazz Survivor: The Story of Louis Bannet, Horn Player of Auschwitz
This is the true story of Louis Bannet, a Jewish jazz musician known throughout Europe in the 1930's and 40's as The Dutch Louis Armstrong. The story travels from the nightclubs of Amsterdam to the nightmares of Auschwitz, where Louis Bannet's trumpet rang out amidst happiness and horror alike. Jazz Survivor gives strong testimony to both the indisputable power of music and the indefatigable strength of the human spirit.
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