Bronislaw Huberman, 1882-1947

Born in the Russian-controlled Poland, Huberman toured Europe as an acclaimed violinist at age 11. He first visited the Land of Israel in 1929 and decided to bring classical music there. In 1936 he established the Palestine Symphony Orchestra, the forerunner of the Israel Philharmonic Orchestra. The orchestra recruited Jewish musicians from Europe and, by bringing them and their families to Palestine, saved about 1,000 Jews.

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