Producer/Director Josh Aronson and co-author Denise George have created a book based on the film and have expanded on many of the stories only touched on in the film.
The book illuminates little known stories of Toscanini’s battle with Mussolini which ended with Toscanini in the hospital; Hitler’s futile attempts to bring Toscanini back to Germany to conduct in 1933, a story which showed the world the courage of the great Toscanini; Furtwangler’s incredibly short-sighted deal with the the evil SS leader, Goebbels; Huberman’s sad battle with his own father to fight for the childhood denied him; and many other real tales that defined the lives of these people and were seminal events that contributed to the forming of the State of Israel.
“Richly researched...Orchestra of Exiles aspires to a level of primary research that other historical documentaries could take a page from.”--The New York Times
"It was dangerous to be a good person in central Europe when Hitler was darkening the skies. Orchestra of Exiles salutes one of the people who dared to take that course, Polish violin virtuoso Bronislaw Huberman. In doing so, it reminds us that just as we must never forget the darkness, we also must never forget those who refused to let all the light go out.”—New York Daily News
“Orchestra of Exiles will interest anyone who’s concerned with European Jewry or classical music in the first half of the 20th century.”—NPR