This new Retro Report documentary traces the journey of Holocaust survivor David Wisnia as he returns to Auschwitz and unlocks a secret from his past. “How Saba Kept Singing” was made in collaboration with HiddenLight Productions, Burnt Umber Productions and the WNET Group’s reporting initiative Exploring Hate. Sara Taksler is the director, writer and producer of the film.

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Avi Wisnia

Avi Wisnia, right, here with his grandfather David Wisnia, is an award-winning singer, songwriter, storyteller and educator based in Philadelphia. He continues to share his saba’s stories and songs of survival, and is available as a speaker and performer at screenings of “How Saba Kept Singing.”

Sara Taksler

Sara Taksler, left, with David Wisnia, is the writer, director and producer of “How Saba Kept Singing,” which premiered at the Hot Docs Canadian International Documentary Festival in April 2022. Sara worked in television for two decades, including 12 years at “The Daily Show,” where she was a senior producer. Her previous documentary, “Tickling Giants,” premiered at the Tribeca Film Festival. Sara is available to appear at screenings to discuss “How Saba Kept Singing.”