Israeli violin maker Amnon Weinstein has devoted 20 years to locating and restoring the violins of the Holocaust as a tribute to those who were lost, including 400 of his relatives. He calls them Violins of Hope.
From Feb. 3 to March 26 via lectures, concerts, exhibits and more statewide, these Violins of Hope will tell the remarkable stories of violins played by Jewish musicians during the Holocaust.
The events will transcend religious and other barriers to facilitate a community-wide dialogue about music, art, social justice and expression and the importance of cooperation and collaboration to achieve common goals.
– Julee Landau Shahon, Violins of Hope Phoenix