Israel Phil plays Schindler on Holocaust Day

Israel Phil plays Schindler on Holocaust Day

Alastair Macaulay

norman lebrecht

April 08, 2021

Today is the Israeli date for commemorating six million Jewish victims of the Nazi Holocaust.

The Israel Philharmonic has issued a video of its concertmaster David Radzynski playing the John Williams theme from Steven Spielberg’s film, Schindler’s List.

It’s a rapt, introspective, moving performance.



  • Rogerio says:

    A Good Day of Remembrance to all.
    And don’t forget to remember.

  • O God, Who art full of compassion, who dwellest on high, grant perfect rest in Thy
    Divine Presence to all the souls of our holy and pure brethren whose blood was spilt
    by the murderers in Auschwitz, Belzec, Bergen Belsen, Dachau, Majdanek, Sobibor,
    Treblinka and other extermination camps in Europe; who were killed, strangled,
    burned and buried alive for the sanctification for Thy Name. For whose souls we now
    pray. May their resting place be in the Garden of Eden, may the Master of Mercy
    shelter them in the shadow of His wings for eternity; and may he bind their souls in
    the Bond of Live.

    HASHEM is their heritage, and may they repose in peace in their resting places.

    Now let us say: Amen

  • Greg Bottini says:

    May I respectfully ask, as a non-Jew, why was this particular date chosen?

  • John Dalkas says:

    Honor the victims of the Holocaust, light a candle here: