The composer Szymon Laks‘ music deserves to be better known than it is.
So too does his life. The title of his book, Mélodies d’Auschwitz, probably gives you a clue as to why I say that. He responded to the horror of being in the most notorious concentration camp during the Holocaust by making music.
In the face of atrocities there is a need for all kinds of actions, including those that refuse to let that which is beautiful simply be snuffed out by the oppressors.