A Stick With A Point with Andrew Constantine
Avshi Weinstein, co-founder of the amazing Violins of Hope project - rescued and restored string instruments from the Holocaust - tours the world with his story telling collection. Grim as the reality of that period was, the humbling humility with which these tales are recounted is truly uplifting.
Restoring Hope by Repairing the Strings of the Holocaust
At a music shop in Israel, a violin maker has been collecting stringed instruments once owned by inmates of Nazi concentration camps. Largely silent for seven decades, they now speak to the horrors of the Holocaust as part of a project called “The Violins of Hope.” Special correspondent David C. Barnett from WVIZ/PBS ideastream reports from Cleveland on a series of concerts and exhibits they inspired.
Violins of Hope
Amnon Weinstein’ s father escaped Europe before World War II, but his family was not as lucky. Weinstein has honored the memories of those who perished in the Holocaust by restoring dozens of string instruments that were played by Jewish prisoners in Nazi concentration camps. The instruments were recently played in a special concert by the Cleveland Orchestra. Serena Altschul presents the remarkable story of the “Violins of Hope.”