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This is an auction for VIOLINS OF HOPE: VIOLINS OF THE HOLOCAUST--INSTRUMENTS OF HOPE AND LIBERATION IN MANKIND'S DARKEST HOUR, by James A Grymes.

Winner of the 2014 National Jewish Book Award (Holocaust).

Amazon.com review:

"VIOLINS OF HOPE tells the remarkable stories of violins played by Jewish musicians during the Holocaust, and the Israeli violin maker who is dedicated to bringing these inspirational instruments back to life. The violin has formed an important aspect of Jewish culture for centuries, both as a popular instrument with classical Jewish musicians and as a central factor of social life. For some musicians during the Holocaust the violin was a liberator; for others, it was a saviour that spared their lives. For many, the violin provided comfort in our darkest hour, and, in at least one case, helped avenge murdered family members. Above all, the violins of the Holocaust represented optimism for the future. Today, these instruments serve as powerful reminders of an unimaginable experience: memorials to those who perished and testaments to those who survived. In this spirit, Israeli violin-maker Amnon Weinstein has devoted the past twenty years to restoring the violins of the Holocaust as a tribute to those who were lost, including four hundred of his own relatives. Behind each of these violins is a uniquely fascinating and inspiring story. Juxtaposing these narratives against one man's harrowing struggle to reconcile his own family's history and the history of his people, this insightful, moving, and achingly human book presents a new way of understanding the Holocaust."

More very favourable reviews on Amazon.com.

Paperback 2014.

319 pages.

Very good condition.

The cost of shipping is $4.95, or $6.95 by tracked mail. If you are on rural delivery and want tracked mail, the shipping cost will be $9.95.

There is of course no charge for shipping if you collect this book from my shop in Palmerston North following the auction.

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  • Seller location: Palmerston North, Manawatu, NZ

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