Saul Dreier was born in Kraków in 1925. He survived the terrors of the Holocaust in multiple concentration camps, and lost over 30 family members. Following the war, he moved to the United States, where he built a family and just a few years ago, founded The Holocaust Survivor Band.
I read an article about ‘Saul and Ruby’s Holocaust Survivor Band’ 5 years ago in the New York Times. I reached out to them and helped them put on “the biggest concert in their lives,” bringing them back to Poland to play for over 5,000 people in the heart of Warsaw.
This remarkable journey full of so much sadness, but happiness too, was documented by the Oscar nominated director Tod Lending who’s documentary, ‘Saul and Ruby’s Holocaust Survivor Band’ has won awards all around the world.
I hosted a massive premiere for Saul in Poland and had the honor to spend Chanukah with him 2 years ago in Warsaw.
This evening I surprised him at the most beautiful event at the Chabad House in Miami Beach hosted by the remarkable Rabbi Zev Katz
After he and his band filled the room with so much joy in song and music, I had Saul join me in writing a letter in the Holy Torah, saved in the Holocaust being rewritten by Holocaust Survivors, a truly moving and beautiful experience.