POV: Joe's Violin/Shalom Italia

About This Episode



In Joe's Violin, a donated musical instrument forges an improbable friendship between 91-year-old Holocaust survivor Joe Feingold and 12-year-old Bronx schoolgirl Brianna Perez, proving that the power of music can bring light into the darkest of times, and that a small act can have a significant impact.



On the run from Nazis, three Italian Jewish brothers spent months during their childhood hiding in a cave in the Tuscan countryside. Nearly 70 years later, after emigrating to Israel, the three reunite in the country they were forced to abandon and rediscover their hiding place. Amid hearty Tuscan meals and sweeping landscapes, the octogenarians' quest unexpectedly swells with humor and clashing memories in Shalom Italia.