“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.