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PRESERVING THE MUSIC OF THE HOLOCUAST: Violins of Hope


Society & Culture  (tags: society, culture, music, violins, inspiration, Holocaust, inspirational stories, freedoms, humans, arts, world )

AWAY AWHI
- 1171 days ago - cbsnews.com
These violins were once played by Jewish prisoners in camps during the Holocaust.Their music and memories were brought to life again recently in a remarkable and inspiring project with the help of the Cleveland Orchestra.



   

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AWAY AWHILE Cal M (1065)
Sunday December 6, 2015, 7:59 am
Happy Chanukah to my Jewish friends
 

Kerrie G (116)
Sunday December 6, 2015, 8:48 am
Noted, thanks.
 

Patrick D (344)
Sunday December 6, 2015, 8:54 am
A very poignant story; thank you for having an excellent eye for significant articles.
 

pam w (139)
Sunday December 6, 2015, 10:01 am
Thanks, Cal!
 

Sheryl G (359)
Sunday December 6, 2015, 11:06 am
Lovely piece and this is wonderful that so many of the violins have found their way to this marvelous man who restores the voices.

Happy Chanukah.....
 

Past Member (0)
Sunday December 6, 2015, 11:22 am
Happy Chanukah Cal...and many thanks 4 all your wonderful posts+important petitions. These violins make me so sad.
 

Maggie D (69)
Sunday December 6, 2015, 1:09 pm
It didn't say whether the concert is coming up or has already taken place. It would be wonderful to hear what the orchestra sounds like. Thanks, Call. Noted and will share. Happy Chanukah!
 

Stan B (123)
Sunday December 6, 2015, 1:49 pm
Thanks for this poignant story, Cal.
 

Animae C (507)
Sunday December 6, 2015, 1:59 pm
Noted
Thanx Cal
 

Walter F (129)
Sunday December 6, 2015, 4:59 pm
Thanks Cal I would love to hear them being played. Happy Hanukkah and Happy Christmas .Enjoy the blessings of both
 

Winn A (179)
Sunday December 6, 2015, 6:22 pm
Thanks Cal
 

Past Member (0)
Sunday December 6, 2015, 10:51 pm
There is still the echo of their music. Thanks Cal. Happy Chanukah and Happy Holidays to all who have one.
 

Arild G (174)
Monday December 7, 2015, 2:57 am
TY Cal.
 

Stella G (403)
Monday December 7, 2015, 8:44 am
La musica, per non dimenticare, mai. Mi unisco a te, nell'augurare a tutti i miei amici ebrei, felice Chanukah.
Grazie Cal.
 

Gillian M (11)
Monday December 7, 2015, 8:46 am
What a wonderful idea to bring these instruments back to life.

I am saddened that the world lost so many talented people, musicians and intelligencia. I am saddened that so many people deny the Holocaust or are now belittling it. I am saddened that the world has refused to learn from it despite protestations and are again looking to allow genocide of the Jews. I sam saddened that other genocides have happened since then and that more are happening today, as I write this because no-one cares enough to stand up and say, "Never again".

Cal, if you hear of any of these instruments being used for a recording, please let us know.
 

M B (62)
Monday December 7, 2015, 2:28 pm
Glad that those sacred instruments are revived. Well done!
Happy Hanukkah to all who celebrate.
 

Birgit W (160)
Monday December 7, 2015, 2:41 pm
Happy Hanukkah!
 

Kate K (215)
Monday December 7, 2015, 4:45 pm
Sometimes being a musician was a way to survive in the camps as they played for the Nazis as well. In Theierenstadt (I can't remember how to spell it right) the nazis set it up as model camp so that when the Red Cross came all would look OK. There is movie from man years ago called playing for time which centered around this. I would love to hear the violins and their music. As I read the article and write this my candles are burning in my menorah.
 

Roslyn M (30)
Monday December 7, 2015, 6:46 pm
Let's hope it was inspiring, at least.
 

Darren W (218)
Saturday December 12, 2015, 12:59 am
You have to go out of your way to find music played from that era, but it is scarily poignant and warm.
 

Past Member (0)
Monday January 18, 2016, 3:22 am
THANKS
 

Danuta W (1251)
Friday February 5, 2016, 3:51 am
noted
 
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