Holocaust survival story will be music to SA ears

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Holocaust survival story will be music to SA ears

Pianist Mona Golabek put her mother's story to music and travels the world with its message of fighting hatred

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When Mona Golabek strikes the first note on the piano at the Linder Auditorium in Johannesburg on Wednesday, August 7 she will be taking the audience back to 1938 when the world was on the brink of war.

Golabek is the daughter of Lisa Jura, a Holocaust survivor who, as a young teenager, escaped being put to death by the Nazis simply for being Jewish.

Jura was a child prodigy on the piano in Vienna, Austria. In 1938, when she was 14, she was forced to leave her family behind so she could escape the Nazis, who were gearing up for a genocide of Jews in Europe...

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