This death metal band is fronted by a 96-year-old Holocaust survivor

Do yourself a favour and watch this incredible new documentary from the New York Times, following 96-year-old Inge Ginsberg; survivor of the Holocaust and lead singer of a death metal band.

Damn, I hope I’m this bad-ass in my nineties.

96-year-old Holocaust survivor Inge Ginsberg is possible the most bad-ass person on the planet. If you don’t believe me, watch the documentary below.

Created by Leah Galant, the short doco follows Ginsberg’s upbringing as a “Jewish princess” who survived the Holocaust, then fled to America, and wound up writing songs with her husband… now, all these years later is performing in a metal band.

The band’s music is based off Ginsberg’s poetry, which she has been writing for years.

Tackling some pretty weighty issues, Ginsberg believed that young people aren’t willing to listen to the elderly – especially when the content’s as dark as hers.

Though it was her new friends – and bandmates – who made the connection between her material and the death metal genre, insisting she perform the doom-stricken music.

The documentary is truly brilliant, if only for the following quote:

My concept of heaven and hell is that in the moment of death you realise your life was full and good – that is heaven. And if you think, ‘Oh, I should have done this or that,’ I think that’s hell.

Do yourself a favour and watch the doco above.

Via Open Culture.