A stirring testament to the strength of the human spirit and the power of music, Violins of Hope comprise a collection of instruments that tell remarkable stories of the defiance, resilience, and legacy of Jewish musicians during the Holocaust, and of the Israeli violinmaker dedicated to bringing these inspirational Strings of the Holocaust back to life.
A Stunning Exhibit of the Strings of the Holocaust
Plus two weeks of moving events throughout Northeast Indiana.VIEW EVENTS
"As long as they had their violins, they still had hope." ~ Dr. James Grymes, Author, Violins of Hope
The Moshe Amiran Violin
The Lyon, France Violin
The Morpurgo Violin
Attend performances, exhibits, and activities throughout Fort Wayne
PrimeTime39: Violins of Hope Fort Wayne
Learn more about Violins of Hope and get a preview of the events surrounding its Fort Wayne exhibition in this conversation with project organizers Jaki Schreier, Executive Director, Jewish Federation of Fort Wayne, and Jim Palermo, Managing Director, Fort Wayne Philharmonic. This program encores November 2, 6:30 pm and November 3, 8 pm on PBS39 Explore (39.4)
Bearing Witness: Holocaust Through the Eyes of Soldiers
George R. Mather Lecture Series
Noted author Kayleen Reusser has interviewed hundreds of World War II veterans and will tell stories of the Holocaust through their eyes. Shared will be stories from her three books, We Fought to Win: American World War II Veterans Share Their Stories; They Did It for Honor: Stories of American World War II Veterans; and We Gave Our Best: American World War II Veterans Tell Their Stories. Visit also kayleenreusser.com for more information about her work.
PBS39: Violins of Hope, Strings of the Holocaust
Violins of Hope: Strings of the Holocaust,” narrated by Academy Award-winner Adrien Brody, is a documentary featuring Israeli violinmaker Amnon Weinstein and his efforts to restore violins recovered from the Holocaust. Some were played by Jewish prisoners in concentration camps; others belonged to the Klezmer musical culture, which was all but destroyed by the Nazis.