Anita’s Piano by Marion Stahl, and narrated by Anita Ron Schorr is a deeply moving story that you won’t forget in a hurry. It is a poignant and heartbreaking story, a story which unfolds during the height of Hitler’s Nazi Germany. It is a story which will leave no one untouched.
Anita led a charmed life as young girl. Living in Brno, in the erstwhile republic of Czechoslovakia, with her family, music fills her life and even at a tender age she could play the piano. She was only nine years old when her town was overran and captured by Hitler’s military forces. Anita’s beautiful world disintegrated and her family was displaced time and again over a short period of time, leaving her an orphan at the age of 15. Anita’s Piano follows her journey as she faces an uphill task to come to terms with her tragic fate, leaving her to look after herself all of a sudden, with her former beautiful life soon turning into a distant memory.
She has to endure tremendous hardships and pain, but in the process survived the horrors of the concentration camps and lived to tell her tale. Her undaunting courage and determination has won her recognition and many awards, including Movers and Shakers, Exceptional Leader Award(tm) by Senator Richard Blumenthal, the Distinguished Community Leadership Award by Governor Nancy Wyman, and the State of Connecticut General Assembly Official Citation.