He was born a Jew in Germany under Hitler. His mother saved his life by giving him to an orphanage who sent him to France in an exchange for Christian orphans. After France fell, he was spirited to America and grew up in the Bronx.
What happens next? He begins to make choices.
How do we become who we are? One way to understand our own fate is to examine the extraordinary lives of others.
This Saturday, September 5 at noon and 2 pm the Sukey Jump Band will be at the Skirball Center singing songs that Bill Graham knew, from Roszhinkes Mit Mandlen to the Sidewalks of New York to Oye, Como Va: Yiddish lullabies, R&B, Rock and Roll and everything in between.
Sing along, play along (we will have some Kazoos for sale so you can join the horn section) dance to groove.
Think about the life of this extraordinary person, and about your own fate- and how you are shaping it right now.