Violins of Hope Fort Wayne occurred during November 2019 and has concluded. No further programs are planned at this time. Please check back for occasional updates.

Strings of the Holocaust

Defiance, Resilience, Legacy

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Fort Wayne

Events and Programs November 9-24, 2019

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About

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.

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EXPERIENCE THE VIOLINS OF HOPE

A Stunning Exhibit of the Strings of the Holocaust

Plus two weeks of moving events throughout Northeast Indiana.

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Violin Stories

"As long as they had their violins, they still had hope." ~ Dr. James Grymes, Author, Violins of Hope

The German Star of David Violin

This is the most beautiful klezmer violin in the Violins of Hope collection, a first-class handmade instrument that dates to the late 19th century.
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The Heil Hitler Violin

This instrument is presumed to have been owned by a Jewish musician or an amateur who, at some point, needed a minor repair job. The craftsman doing the repairs opened the violin for no apparent reason and inscribed on its upper deck the words “Heil Hitler, 1936,” alongside a swastika.
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The Erich Weininger Violin

Erich Weininger was a butcher and amateur violinist in Vienna. When the Nazis invaded Austria in 1938, he was arrested and sent to Dachau, where he managed to bring his violin. Later, he was sent to Buchenwald, and though he was not allowed to play there, he still kept his violin.
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Events

Attend performances, exhibits, and activities throughout Fort Wayne

All events have concluded. Please click the link below to see what was previously available.

"For the dead and the living, we must bear witness." Elie Wiesel