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A mother’s Holocaust story in ‘The Pianist of Willesden Lane’

Mona Golabek was headed for a career at the piano from the beginning of her life.

“The joke in the family was that I came out of the womb and my mother looked at my fingers to see how quickly they could stretch into a Rachmaninoff octave,” Golabek says. “Most likely it was predestined that I would carry on the dream that was cut short for her.”

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