My Polish Wisnia How My Grandfather Survived The Holocaust, Through Story & Song
Avi Wisnia shares the stories and songs of his late grandfather, Cantor David S. Wisnia. The “My Polish Wisnia” project traces David’s harrowing life journey from young Polish singing star to Auschwitz prisoner to American liberator with the 101st Airborne. Through it all, Cantor Wisnia’s remarkable singing voice helped save his life, especially in the Nazi concentration camp. Presented in multi-media presentations and concerts, My Polish Wisnia explores the importance of preserving David’s memories and experiences, as chronicled in his memoir “One Voice, Two Lives.” The project revolves around musical performances which highlight the powerful intergenerational connection between grandfather and grandson. The Wisnias most recently traveled to Poland to commemorate the 75th anniversary of the liberation of Auschwitz, their journey featured in the PBS documentary “How Saba Kept Singing.” By sharing his grandfather’s story, Avi highlights the urgency of keeping the memory of the Holocaust alive and passing on this legacy from generation to generation.
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The feature documentary about my family “How Saba Kept Singing” is now available EVERYWHERE! You can find the full version available to stream on YouTube. Watch the documentary trailer: https://youtu.be/Bci5ofmK2FM Watch the full documentary: https://youtu.be/m84Uz8A14uE This is the Director’s Cut (79min), the same version that has been screened in theaters, with over 20 additional minutes […]
“SABA” is coming to Bucks County!Join me and my family for a special screening of “How Saba Kept Singing” in our Pennsylvania hometown. The documentary of our journey back to Poland and the story of my grandfather’s survival will be screened at the beautiful Zlock Performing Arts Center, on the Bucks County Community College campus. My […]
Since the premiere of “How Saba Kept Singing” on PBS TV earlier this Spring, the impact of our family documentary around the world has been overwhelming and heartwarming. I’m thrilled to have the opportunity to share this story with audiences around the world and in person this year, with several public screenings and community events […]