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Barbra Streisand performs track for The Tattooist of Auschwitz

Barbra Streisand spent 10 days at ATV Elstree perfecting her Emmy winning ATV/ITC special Barbra Streisand ... and Other Musical Instruments (1973) Image: ATV Elstree Archive

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Barbra Streisand performs track for The Tattooist of Auschwitz

Barbra Streisand has recorded a brand-new song ‘Love Will Survive’ for the upcoming Sky and Peacock Original series, The Tattooist of Auschwitz.

This will be Streisand’s first-ever recording of a television theme track and will be released globally by Columbia Records on April 25th, ahead of the series’ global launch on May 2nd. The song will be used on the end of the episodes.

Barbra Streisand:

“Because of the rise in antisemitism around the world today, I wanted to sing “Love Will Survive” in the context of this series, as a way of remembering the six-million souls who were lost less than 80 years ago. And also to say that even in the darkest of times, the power of love can triumph and endure.”

Love Will Survive is composed by Hans Zimmer in collaboration with Emmy nominee Kara Talve, part of the Bleeding Fingers Music composer collective, and Grammy-winner Walter Afanasieff, with lyrics by Grammy and Golden Globe nominee Charlie Midnight. Zimmer and Talve have also composed the original score for the upcoming, six-part, limited series which stars Harvey Keitel, Melanie Lynskey, Jonah Hauer-King, Anna Próchniak and Jonas Nay.

Streisand, whose career spans over six decades and includes multiple award-winning and global hits such as her own composition “Evergreen,” “The Way We Were” and “Woman in Love,” is accompanied on this new recording by the world-class London Symphony Orchestra conducted by William Ross. The song is produced by multiple Grammy winners Walter Afanasieff and Peter Asher.

The Tattooist of Auschwitz

The Tattooist of Auschwitz is the story of one man, Lali (Hauer-King), a Slovakian Jew, who, in 1942, was deported to Auschwitz, the concentration camp where over a million Jews were murdered during the Holocaust.

Shortly after arrival, Lali was made one of the Tätowierer (tattooists), charged to ink identification numbers onto fellow prisoners’ arms. One day, he met Gita (Próchniak) when tattooing her prisoner number on her arm, leading to a love that defied the horrors around them. So began a courageous and unforgettable story. Under constant guard from a volatile Nazi SS officer Stefan Baretzki (Jonas Nay), Lali and Gita became determined to keep each other alive.

Around 60 years later, Lali (Keitel) now in his 80’s, meets aspiring writer Heather Morris (Lynskey). Recently widowed, Lali finds the courage to tell the world his story. In recounting his past to Heather, Lali finally confronts the traumatic ghosts of his youth and relives his memories of falling in love in the darkest of places.

The Tattooist of Auschwitz

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