The Pianist: The Extraordinary True Story of One Man's Survival in Warsaw, 1939-1945 : On September 23, 1939, Wladyslaw Szpilman played Chopin's Nocturne in C-sharp Minor live on the radio as shells exploded outside - so loudly that he couldn't hear his piano. It was the last live music broadcast from Warsaw: That day, a German bomb hit the station and Polish Radio went off the air. Though he lost his entire family, Szpilman survived in hiding. In the end, his life was saved by a German officer who heard him play the same Chopin nocturne on a piano found among the rubble. Written immediately after the war and suppressed for decades, The Pianist is a testament to astonishing human endurance and healing through compassion.
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