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Lessons from Auschwitz: The power of our words - Benjamin Zander

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Classical music mastermind Benjamin Zander concluded his 2008 TED Talk by recounting the heartrending story of an Auschwitz survivor and her brother. This short animated piece highlights that story, reminding us that the words we speak to one another are incredibly powerful tools that we shouldn't take for granted.

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Meet The Creators

  • Educator Benjamin Zander
  • Producer Seesaw Studios
  • Director Judy Korin
  • Animator Travis Hatfield
  • Collaborator Juan Rosenfeldt
  • Narrator Benjamin Zander

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