Und die Vögel werden singen
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“When I started to play, the birds in Syria started singing again.”
A young man is playing the piano in the middle of a bombsite. He is playing for his neighbours, and above all, for the children to distract them from the atrocities of war. An image iconic for the catastrophe in Syria – but also for the inextricable will of the people to somehow oppose the destruction. His playing reached and touched millions of people around the world via YouTube.
Now Aeham Ahmad tells his own story. His sheltered upbringing in a still peaceful Syria, the beginnings of the rebellion and the terrible war, and the life threatening flight across the Mediterranean to Germany. Time and again, it is his music that has comforted, given courage and literally saved lives.