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Violins of Hope: Strings of the Holocaust

Friday, October 25, 2019: 2:00 PM - 3:00 PM

Venue: The Filson Historical Society

Add To Calendar   25/10/2019 14:00:00 25/10/2019 15:00:00 America/Anguilla Violins of Hope: Strings of the Holocaust Friday, October 25, 2:00-3:00 p.m. | This October, The Violins of Hope will make their first visit to Louisville. Join Avshi Weinstein at the Filson for more stories and details of the violin's history and to hear one of the Violins of Hope being played. The Filson Historical Society, 1310 South 3rd Street, Louisville, Kentucky, 40208 The Filson Historical Society info@filsonhistorical.org false DD/MM/YYYY


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The Violins of Hope are a collection of musical instruments that have survived concentration camps, pogroms, and many long journeys. They now travel the world, sharing remarkable stories of injustice, suffering, resilience and survival.

Violins have been an important part of Jewish culture for centuries and assumed a greater role during the Holocaust, when they provided comfort and connection during unthinkable challenges. Violins of Hope brings to the community 60 instruments to tell their story of hope and the resilience of the human spirit. Israeli master violinmaker, Amnon Weinstein has spent the last two decades locating and restoring violins that were played by Jewish musicians killed in the Holocaust.  

This October, The Violins of Hope will make their first visit to Louisville. At the Filson, Avshi Weinstein will tell the story of how the violins were painstakingly pieced back together, restoring both their music and the memories of their former owners, including some who made new homes in this area. Following the presentation, one of the Violins of Hope will be played for the participants’ enjoyment and reflection.


Violins of Hope: Strings of the Holocaust

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