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.