Author: Władysław Szpilman
Publication Date: 1946
A heartbreaking yet inspiring memoir of Polish Jewish pianist Władysław Szpilman who had to face inhumane atrocities during World War II as the Nazis occupy Warsaw and Szpilman is forced to live in the Warsaw Ghettos in deplorable conditions. He manages to avoid the Treblinka extermination camp but his family is deported and none of them survives. He hides from place to place with the help of his friends and with the love for music in his heart as he dreams of playing the radio again.