A Stunning Exhibit of the Strings of the Holocaust
Plus two weeks of moving events throughout Berks County.VIEW EVENTS
Violins of Hope Reading is a collaborative effort by organizations across Berks County. Each instrument in this collection belonged to an individual with their own unique and personal story. We hope you will learn and share their stories, as an act of remembrance for the many victims of the Holocaust.
Just like our diverse community, these violins and the individuals who played them, came from many different countries and a variety of experiences and faiths. They are connected through music and its ability to speak beyond differences in language, politics or religion. We present Violins of Hope Reading as the start of a community-wide conversation on unity and understanding.
"As long as they had their violins, they still had hope." ~ Dr. James Grymes, Author, Violins of Hope
The Klezmer Violin
The Buried Violin
The Yaakov Zimmerman Violin (1929)
Attend performances, exhibits, and activities throughout Reading
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