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Fort Worth City-Wide Read and Performance featured in the Star-Telegram, November 27, 2018

Fort Worth City-Wide Read and Performance featured in the Star-Telegram, November 27, 2018

"Daughter of Jewish refugee tells Texas students: 'We have no place for hatred'"

In 1938, when a Nazi totalitarian regime pushed a budding 14-year-old pianist from her family and home in Vienna, Lisa Jura found hope in music.

The keys of a piano eased the loneliness that set in when a young girl missed her mother. Music lifted the darkness when Great Britain was under attack. And the tunes filled a solemn dance hall as strapping American soldiers prepared to enter combat.

This story of survival and love of music inspired classical pianist Mona Golabek to share her mother’s experience as a Jewish refugee during World War II this week with sixth-grade students in Fort Worth.

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