The Tattooist of Auschwitz begins streaming on May 2nd

Barbra Streisand has recorded an original song for the six-part Peacock/Sky limited series, The Tattooist of Auschwitz“Love Will Survive,” featuring the London Symphony Orchestra, was composed by two-time Oscar winner Hans Zimmer, Emmy-nominee Kara Talve, and Grammy-winning producer/songwriter Walter Afanasieff. Grammy and Golden Globe nominee Charlie Midnight penned the lyrics with Afanasieff and Peter Asher producing the song.

“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,” Streisand shares in a statement.

The marks song Streisand’s first-ever recording for a TV series in her six-decade career. The track will be released to digital outlets on April 25th via Columbia Records. Zimmer also composed the original score for the limited series.

Starring Emmy Award nominee Melanie Lynskey, Academy Award nominee Harvey Keitel, and Jonah Hauer-King and based on the bestselling novel by Heather Morris, the series is available on Peacock in the US and Sky Atlantic, and Now in the UK, Ireland, Italy, Germany, Austria, and Switzerland on May 2nd.

The Tattooist of Auschwitz is an event series inspired by the real-life story of Jewish Holocaust survivors Lali and Gita Sokolov. Lali (Hauer-King) arrived at Auschwitz-Birkenau in 1942, and shortly after arrival, he was made one of the tätowierer (tattooists), charged to ink identification numbers onto fellow prisoners’ arms. One day, he meets Gita (Anna Próchniak) when tattooing her prisoner number on her arm. They experience love at first sight, and so begins a courageous, unforgettable, and human story. Under constant guard from a volatile Nazi SS officer Baretzki (Jonas Nay), Lali and Gita became determined to keep each other alive.

Around 60 years later, Lali (Keitel) meets novice writer Heather Morris (Lynskey). Recently widowed, Lali finds the courage to tell the world his story. In recounting his story to Heather, Lali, in his 80s, faces the traumatic ghosts of his youth and relives his memories of falling in love in the most horrific of places.