Erich Weininger’s Violin

Watch me talk about Erich Weininger, who was imprisoned in Dachau and Buchenwald before being released in 1939. Weininger emigrated to Palestine, where he was detained as an illegal immigrant and deported, along with 1,600 other refugees, to the island of Mauritius. For the next five years, Weininger brought comfort to himself and to his fellow prisoners by playing the violin in an orchestra with other detainees.

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