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New York pianist Roger Peltzman’s one-man show, Dedication, recounts his family’s tragic history fleeing the Nazis in war-torn Europe using drama, powerful images, and musical performances of everything from blues to Chopin. Drawn into the story of people he never knew, Peltzman develops a 'relationship' with his uncle, Norbert Stern, the finest pianist in Belgium, until he was murdered in Auschwitz at age 21. A singular tale from the Shoah that is at once extraordinary and relatable, Dedication is also a coming to terms with second-generation survivor trauma and the role of music in helping to manage wounds that will never fully heal.


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Closed captions for this film were made possible with the generous support of the Miami Jewish Abilities Alliance, a program of the Greater Miami Jewish Federation.


  • Year
    2022
  • Runtime
    67 minutes
  • Language
    English
  • Country
    United States
  • Premiere
    Southeast US Premiere
  • Director
    Roger Peltzman
  • Screenwriter
    Roger Peltzman
  • Cast
    Roger Peltzman
  • Cinematographer
    Jack Fessenden
  • Editor
    Larry Fessenden