Monday, April 28, 2014

Władysław Szpilman - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

Władysław Szpilman - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia: "Szpilman was hiding out in an abandoned building at 223 Niepodległości Avenue when he was found in November by a German officer, Captain Wilm Hosenfeld. To Szpilman's surprise, the officer did not arrest or kill him; after discovering that the emaciated Szpilman was a pianist, Hosenfeld asked him to play something. (A piano was on the ground floor.) Szpilman played Chopin's Nocturne in C-sharp minor. After that, the officer showed Szpilman a better place to hide and brought him bread and jam on numerous occasions. He also offered Szpilman one of his coats to keep warm in the freezing temperatures"

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