Violins of Hope



“Never shall I forget that night, the first night in camp, that turned my life into one long night seven times sealed,” Elie Wiesel wrote in his autobiographical testimony Night, in which the author depicts his childhood experiences in concentration camps like Auschwitz. Suddenly there sounded the tone “of a violin in a dark barrack where the dead were piled on top of the living…”
This evening, in a special concert to mark International Holocaust Remembrance Day, members of the Berliner Philharmoniker, Sir Simon Rattle, Guy Braunstein and Duncan Ward present an extraordinary concert, performed on a collection of instruments which were rescued from the concentration camps and have been painstakingly restored by Israeli luthier, Amnon Weinstein. 
Further details about the ‘Violins of Hope’ project can be found on the Berliner Philharmoniker’s website. Click here to listen to Amnon Weinstein discussing the project.
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