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Violins of Hope: Strings of the Holocaust

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https://video.pbs.org/widget/partnerplayer/2365652776/?player=WGBY-PBS&w=512&h=288&chapterbar=true&autoplay=false 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... /episodes/get/52346 /episode/52346 Violins of Hope: Strings of the Holocaust /episode-player/52346

For Jews during the Holocaust, there wasn't much reprieve from the despair and horror surrounding them, but music-particularly that of violins, which hold an important role in Jewish culture-offered temporary solace and a glimmer of humanity. Violinists in concentration camps were sometimes treated better and even spared their lives because of their ability to play this important instrument.

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Tue, 02/09/2016 - 02:00
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