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 Weichold Violin
The American Soldier Violin
The Feivel Wininger Violin
Attend performances, exhibits, and activities throughout Reading
The Science of Sound with Violins of Hope
645 Penn St, Reading, PA 19601
How does a piece of wood become a singing musical instrument? Join Avshi Weinstein, curator of the Violins of Hope exhibit, to learn how violins are made and the science behind sound!
Opening of Violins of Hope Exhibit at Alvernia University
“The Song of Names” Screening
Tim Roth and Clive Owen star in François Girard's (The Red Violin) sweeping historical drama, about a man searching for his childhood best friend, - a violin prodigy orphaned in the Holocaust - who vanished decades before on the night of his first public performance.
Click here to view the movie trailer
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