The Pianist: The Extraordinary Story of One Man's Survival in Warsaw, 1939-1945 Themes

Władysław Szpilman
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A Passion For Music

Wladyslaw was a pianist and his music was very important to him. He came from a family of musicians and they supported themselves in the early part of the war by teaching music lessons. Wladyslaw, himself, played the piano in cafés and worked for the Polish Radio. He kept this job until they could no longer go on air after their station was bombed.

Wladyslaw's father played the violin and he used it as a tool for escaping the harsh realities of war. When he heard about the horrible things happening, he would acknowledge the news and go back to his music. One time Wladyslaw was questioned by a German. He was asked what he did for a living, and he answered that he was a musician. Wladyslaw thought he was going to get killed. Instead, the man let him go and told him...

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