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Music transcends darkest hours in ‘Willesden Lane’


URL: http://www.jewishjournal.com/culture/article/music_transcends_darkest_hours_in_willesden_lane_20120411

Malka and Abraham Jura faced a Solomonic decision in late 1938, as the Nazis were tightening the vise on the Jews of Vienna. The couple hoped to send their three daughters to safety but were able to wrangle only one place on the Kindertransport ferrying a limited number of Jewish children to London. After much agonizing, the Juras decided to give the spot to 14-year-old Lisa, a remarkable piano prodigy.

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