Posts that contain books by author ‘ Amnon Weinstein ’


Conclusion

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Here’s the conclusion of my talk about “Violins of Hope” a book about violins that were played by Jewish musicians during the Holocaust.

Amnon Weinstein

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Watch me speak about Amnon Weinstein, the Israeli violinmaker who has spent the past two decades locating and restoring the Violins of Hope.

Epilogue

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Watch me read from the conclusion of Violins of Hope. The conclusion touches on themes that were first introduced in the book’s prologue.

Shtiler, Shtiler

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Watch me introduce a performance of “Shtiler, Shtiler.” The Holocaust song was written in the Vilna Ghetto, where Amnon Weinstein’s family members were confined before being taken to the Ponary forest and murdered.

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 Wagner Violin

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Watch me talk about the Wagner Violin, the instrument that inspired Israeli violinmaker Amnon Weinstein to locate other violins that were played by Jewish musicians during the Holocaust.

Amnon Weinstein

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Watch me talk about Amnon Weinstein, the Israeli violinmaker who has spent the past two decades locating and restoring violins that were played by Jewish musicians during the Holocaust.

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