About the project:

In the ultimate celebration of life, the Holocaust Survivor Band debuts in their first music video, sharing the spotlight with Chasidic superstar Lipa Schmeltzer.

The Holocaust Survivor Band is comprised of 90 year old drummer Saul Dreier and 86 year old accordion player Ruby Sosnowicz, both of whom lived through the atrocities of World War II. The South Florida retirees began performing live in the summer of 2014 and have appeared in venues ranging from local nursing homes to the Last Survivor concert at The Venetian in Las Vegas.

“The Holocaust Survivor Band is such an inspiration,” said Finkelman. “They have so much vitality and embody the spirit of Holocaust survivors everywhere who triumphed over the darkness in their lives, replacing it with hope and with happiness. They are role models for all of us.”

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  • Produced and Directed by : Daniel Finkelman

The music video was co sponsored by Pikante Mediterranean Salads.

Music and lyrics – Cecelia Margules

Director of Photography Mauricio Arenas
Music produced by Ruli Ezrachi
Executive producer Cecelia Margules
Written by Royce Brown

Lipa Schmeltzer
Band - Saul Dreier and Ruby Sosnowicz
Shmuel Ziegler

Featuring (in order of appearance)
Jonathan Aminoff
Aharon Hyman
Adam Margules
Zvika Bornstein
Yehudah Lindenblatt
Meir Kalmenson

Editor Michael Puro
Line Producer Royce Brown
Art Director Alanna Morton
Casting Coordinator Lisette Sobarzo
Gaffer Adam Chinoy
Best Boy Jorge Vergara
Assistant Camera Dave Burdetta
Sound Designer Michael Puro
Makeup Artist Tiffanylee Adorno
Set Photographer Lou Aguilar
Colorists Samuel Gursky and Mathew Greenberg
Writer Sandy Eller
Shot at the Soho Lounge, Brooklyn NY
Catering Provided by Pikante Mediterranean Cuisine
Yarmulkes by iKippah

Special thanks to:
Chana Rose Sosnowicz

Original "Shain Vi Di Levone"
Lyrics by Chaim Tauber
Composed by Joseph Rumshinsky

Thanks to
Jillene A. Doolkadir, Esq.
Yossi Frankel
Alex from Soho Lounge
Bhagyashree RaoRane & Tod Lending
Nomadic Pictures
Avi Feder
Paris Popack
Zvika Bornstein
Molly Meisels
Shmuel Ziegler
Tzvi Waldman
Shy Clyman

Equipment provided by Hand Held Films
Shot on RED

Co Sponsored by PIKANTE Mediterranean Salads
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