How a Holocaust Survivor Became ‘Death Metal Grandma’

Many of us hope to remain active as we age — and in Inge Ginsberg we’ve found a new role model. A 96-year-old poet, songwriter and Holocaust survivor, Ginsberg started singing death metal late in life, a story told in this week’s New York Times Op-Doc, Leah Galant’s “Death Metal Grandma.”

Ginsberg’s performances are a striking sight (it’s not every day you see an elderly woman, backed by guitar-wielding skeletons, screaming into a mike) but she also wants us to think about how to appreciate life in the face of aging and death. “Beyond the spectacle,” Galant writes, “Ms. Ginsberg’s story is really that of a woman who is finding new ways to be heard.”