BPO cellist reflects on his family's history while playing at Auschwitz

Apr 12, 2018

A picture of BPO cellist Robbie Hausmann's German great grandmother Toni Marcus and his mother sitting on her lap.
Credit Nick Lippa/Bailey Critoph / WBFO

Today is Holocaust Remembrance Day, when many recall the millions of Jews and others who died at the hands of the Nazis. It has a special meaning for Robbie Hausmann, cellist for the Buffalo Philharmonic Orchestra. His German great grandmother Toni Marcus was one of the 1.1 million people killed at the Auschwitz concentration camp. And when the BPO toured Poland last month, he visited the camp -- to honor her with music. He spoke about it with WBFO's Nick Lippa.