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Ole Bull’s Violin

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Watch me read excerpts from the fourth chapter of Violins of Hope. Chapter 4 discusses Ernst Glaser, the Jewish concertmaster of the Oslo Philharmonic Orchestra who used his musical influence to escape a Nazi riot during a concert in Bergen in 1941.

The Auschwitz Violin

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Watch me read excerpts from the third chapter of Violins of Hope. Chapter 3 discusses a violin that was played by a member of an orchestra in Auschwitz.

Erich Weininger’s Violin

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Watch me read excerpts from the second chapter of Violins of Hope. Chapter 2 discusses Erich Weininger, who was imprisoned in Dachau and Buchenwald before escaping Europe for Palestine, where he was arrested as an illegal immigrant.

The Wagner Violin

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Watch me read excerpts from the first chapter of Violins of Hope. Chapter 1 discusses the Jewish musicians who were dismissed from their positions in leading European orchestras, but rescued by Bronisław Huberman, who provided them with the legal and financial means to move safely to Palestine before it was too late.

Prologue

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Watch me read excerpts from the Prologue of Violins of Hope. The Prologue introduces Amnon Weinstein, the Israeli violinmaker who has spent the past two decades locating and restoring the Violins of Hope.

Shimon Krongold’s Violin

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Watch me talk about Shimon Krongold’s Violin. After Shimon died during the Holocaust, a survivor brought the instrument to Shimon’s brother in Jerusalem. The violin and a picture of Shimon holding the instrument are the only items of Shimon’s legacy that survived the Holocaust.

Feivel Wininger’s Violin

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Watch me talk about one of the most emotional experiences I had while writing Violins of Hope.

 

Motele Schlein’s Violin

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Last week, I posted a video about the amazing story of Motele Schlein, a 12-year-old Jewish partisan who was hired to play the violin at a Nazi Soldiers Club. This week, you can watch me talk about how Motele’s Violin found its way to Amnon Weinstein’s workshop in Israel.

The Live Wire

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Watch the archived version of a live interview I gave at UNC Charlotte.

Motele Schlein

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Watch me talk about Motele Schlein, a 12-year-old Jewish partisan who was hired to play the violin at a Nazi Soldiers Club.

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