Inge Ginsberg is our new role model.
I think we can all agree that Holocaust survivors are true heroes, especially when they have managed to reinvent themselves after every unspeakable horror they went through. This is exactly what 97-year-olf Inge Ginsberg has done and her story is sure to inspire us all. The Holocaust survivor has entered a new phase of her life and she is now the frontwoman for a death metal band called Inge & the TritoneKings, reported My Modern Met.
Yes, you heard that right. Ginsberg is a brilliant example of how someone can turn their life around and how to turn your sufferings into something positive. But why death metal? She responded, "I can’t sing. I can’t carry a tune. So heavy metal works because I just have to say the words." In order to make her dream come true, her younger friends convinced her to try to convert her poems into death metal lyrics.
Inge Ginsberg, 97-year-old Holocaust survivor, spy, and heavy metal singer is ready to rock you. In the sunset of an adventurous and unconventional life, Vienna-born Ginsberg declaims her poems — backed by a death metal band https://t.co/Wt137TGnXp | @timesofisrael— Auschwitz Memorial (@AuschwitzMuseum) January 2, 2019
She was born in Austria, Vienna, in 1922 to a rich Jewish family. She said, "We grew up very well-to-do. We had employees. We lived in the city, and we also had a weekend villa. I went to a normal high school." After fleeing the holocaust, Ginsberg found shelter at a refugee camp in Switzerland. Later on, she acted as a caretaker of a spy villa for the duration of her stay. After World War II ended, Ginsberg moved to the USA with her first husband Otto and the couple started working in the Hollywood music industry. They were responsible for writing songs like Dean Martin's Try Again. They also worked with other music legends such as Nat King Cole and Doris Day.
At age 93, Inge Ginsberg discovered how her lyrics and poetry could reach an audience: death metal. https://t.co/5p8yPkWq5u— Hollywood, Health & Society (@HollywdHealth) July 31, 2018
By the late 1950s, Ginsberg was fed up with Hollywood life and described it as “all fake.” She separated from her husband, with whom she shared a daughter. She said, "I’m a very moral person, but I have my own moral laws. I never hurt anybody. I don’t think I have done any injustice to anybody." Ginsberg said that the thing that she values most in her life is her freedom. As she approaches, 98, Ginsberg said that she regrets nothing and doesn't particularly care what other people have to say about her. She said, "Frankly, my dear I don’t give a damn. I don’t care."
As Inge Ginsberg grew older, she kept writing lyrics and poetry. But how was she going to gain attention in a society where older women are neglected, silenced and often cast off? At age 93, she discovered a solution: death metal. https://t.co/Su3PQyHb62— New York Times Opinion (@nytopinion) July 18, 2018
Ginsberg's poetry and songs are primarily on the topic of humanity, environment, love, hatred, and staying true to yourself. She said, "Heavy metal is not really poems, it’s messages."
People are going crazy about this death metal grandma. One person wrote, "Respect your elders" I say to my kids...."Why!?" They ask obnoxiously....*shows obnoxious punks this video*...."WE'RE NOT WORTHY" scream the kids as they proceed to grab the lawnmower and rake and hit every elderly persons yard in the neghborhood...Metal Granma RULES!!!." A second one added, "She needs to join Rammstein and do a kick ass video together." A third one quipped, "While not what I usually go for in metal, I give that woman my respect for both her courage and service during WWII, and her eagerness to push the boundaries on what we consider Death Metal. Let them say what they want, Frau Inge. You stared death in the face and reflect your courage in your music. That, right there, is the REAL heart of metal."