Simon Gronowski: Holocaust Survivor and Jazz Pianist
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Simon Gronowski is an 89-year-old lawyer, jazz pianist and author who escaped the Holocaust in Nazi Germany during the World War II. He started playing the piano in memory of his late sister who was deported to Auschwitz concentration camp. During the COVID-19 lockdown, he played the piano to his neighbours and passers-by from the window of his Brussels home to lift their spirits up.

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Simon Gronowski is an 89-year-old lawyer, jazz pianist and author who escaped the Holocaust in Nazi Germany during the World War II. He started playing the piano in memory of his late sister who was deported to Auschwitz concentration camp. During the COVID-19 lockdown, he played the piano to his neighbours and passers-by from the window of his Brussels home to lift their spirits up.

(Video courtesy of the Dutch Ministry of Foreign Affairs in partnership with UNRIC (United Nations Regional Information Centre for Western Europe))