Violins of Hope


“Violins of Hope” Exhibit – Maltz Museum of Jewish Heritage in Beachwood, Ohio.

19 violins, each with its own story to tell.   Each violin a testament that you can not silence the music.

In the exhibit 18 of the 19 violins are from the collection of Amnon Weinstein. Amnon Weinstein, is a second generation violin-maker based in Israel, who has collected and repaired more than 45 Holocaust-era violins from around the world.  Many of the instruments he has collected have been played in concert halls around the world,  and most recently by musicians of the Cleveland Orchestra.

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Throughout the exhibit you will discover the stories behind  the violins played by the Jewish musicians during the Holocaust. You will learn how music was used in the Nazi death camps. And you will understand what music meant to the Jewish people.

Make plans to view this extraordinary exhibit as well as enjoy one of the many events which have been planned around northeast Ohio to commemorate the role of music and the musicians who played during the Holocaust.

The Violins of Hope exhibit and area programs that are planned throughout the Cleveland area are a result of a community-wide collaboration.  The exhibit runs thru January 3, 2016.  For more information visit






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