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e-Book Violins of Hope: Violins of the Holocaust--Instruments of Hope and Liberation in Mankind's Darkest Hour download

by James A. Grymes

ISBN: 0062246836
ISBN13: 978-0062246837
Language: English
Publisher: Harper Perennial (August 12, 2014)
Pages: 336
Category: Music
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Violins of Hope by James Grymes makes a unique contribution to Holocaust scholarship. I have read many books that deal with the Holocaust but I was unaware that there were "instruments of hope and liberation in mankind's darkest hour

Violins of Hope by James Grymes makes a unique contribution to Holocaust scholarship. This captivating work vividly illustrates Jewish courage and resistance through tracing the journeys of seven violins and the triumphs and struggles of the musicians who played them between 1939 and 1945. I have read many books that deal with the Holocaust but I was unaware that there were "instruments of hope and liberation in mankind's darkest hour. For me, this book was fascinating and I loved every word of it because it taught me that the strength to endure the unendurable can come from music.

Violins of Hope book. Violins of Hope touched upon several lives of Jewish individuals and their families during the Holocaust all living in different parts of Europe. In each of the several lives explored by James A. Grymes, the violin was the catalyst to help them survive the Holocaust.

In Violins of Hope, music historian James A. Grymes tells the amazing, horrifying, and inspiring story of the violins of the Holocaust, and of Amnon Weinstein, the renowned Israeli violinmaker who has devoted the past twenty years to restoring these instruments in tribute to those wh. . Grymes tells the amazing, horrifying, and inspiring story of the violins of the Holocaust, and of Amnon Weinstein, the renowned Israeli violinmaker who has devoted the past twenty years to restoring these instruments in tribute to those who were lost, including 400 members of his own family. Juxtaposing tales of individual violins with one man’s harrowing struggle to reconcile his own family’s history and the history of his people, it is a poignant, affecting, and ultimately uplifting look at the Holocaust and its enduring impact.

Saturday, January 28, 2017. The Holocaust can be seen in many ways. I have posted on a number of Holocaust related works as well as classic works of Yiddish literature. I see the Holocaust as a war on the reading life. Violins of Hope: Violins of the s of Hope and Liberation in Mankind's Darkest Hour by James A. Grymes (2014). Never has there been a culture more dedicated to the absorption of the written war than that of Central European and Russian Jews.

The violin, the musical instrument most associated with the Jews, was the prize instrument and most played in the camps. The story of the camp orchestras, and the violins in these orchestras, is the basis for this book that details how the violins came to survive and become a symbol of healing. Amnon Weinstein is an Israeli violinmaker who first encountered a Holocaust violin fifty years ago. The first encounter with this remnant of the Nazi death camps was emotionally too much for him and it was not until many years later that he began the project known as Violins of Hope.

Violins of Hope: Violins of the s of Hope and Liberation in Mankind's Darkest Hour. In Violins of Hope, music historian James A.

Violins of the Holocaust- Instruments of Hope and Liberation in Mankind’s Darkest Hour

Violins of the Holocaust- Instruments of Hope and Liberation in Mankind’s Darkest Hour. A stirring testament to the strength of the human spirit and the power of music, Violins of Hope tells the remarkable stories of violins played by Jewish musicians during the Holocaust, and of the Israeli violinmaker dedicated to bringing these inspirational instruments back to life.

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Instruments of Hope and Liberation in Mankind's Darkest Hour . Winner of the 2014 National Jewish Book Award (Holocaust)A stirring testament to the strength of the human spirit and the power of music, Violins of Hope tells the remarkable stories of violins played by Jewish musicians during the Holocaust, and the Israeli violin maker dedicated to bringing these inspirational instruments back to life. The violin has formed an important aspect of Jewish.

A stirring testament to the strength of the human spirit and the power of music, Violins of Hope tells the remarkable stories of violins played by Jewish musicians during the Holocaust, and the Israeli violin maker 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-Jascha Heifetz, Yehudi Menuhin, Itzhak Perlman-and also a central factor of social life as part of the enduring Klezmer tradition

Winner of a National Jewish Book AwardA stirring testament to the strength of the human spirit and the power of music, Violins of Hope tells the remarkable stories of violins played by Jewish musicians during the Holocaust, and the Israeli violin maker 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, as in the Klezmer tradition. But during the Holocaust, the violin assumed extraordinary roles within the Jewish community. For some musicians, the instrument was a liberator; for others, it was a savior that spared their lives. For many, the violin provided comfort in mankind's darkest hour, and, in at least one case, helped avenge murdered family members. Above all, the violins of the Holocaust represented strength and optimism for the future.Today, these instruments serve as powerful reminders of an unimaginable experience--they are memorials to those who perished and testaments to those who survived. In this spirit, renowned Israeli violinmaker 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.
Comments:
SiIеnt
Great book. It gives you a different perspective on music in the holocaust. I never knew that music was played constantly in the concentration camps. The German soldiers actually obtained instruments and music for the musicians in the camps. The musicians were given more privileges of food and showers for themselves and their families. Music was even played while victims were being murdered and tortured. The musicians felt bad that they had to play music for such awful circumstance, but they had to play for their own lives.

Eayaroler
I have read many books that deal with the Holocaust but I was unaware that there were "instruments of hope and liberation in mankind's darkest hour." For me, this book was fascinating and I loved every word of it because it taught me that the strength to endure the unendurable can come from music. This book is rich in everything that makes a book a treasure...love, history, bravery, and so much more. I urge you to read this exceptional book and to also visit the authors site at the following link http://www.jamesagrymes.com
I recommend this brilliant novel to anyone who wants to learn more about the history of the Holocaust. Thank you Mr. Grymes.

Opilar
I have read Violins of Hope a few times now. The first time I was very disappointed by the book. However, after my second reading I changed my opinion. What I had been expecting from the book was more of a story about the violins being restored, more of the technical aspect I would say. The story is really much more about the original owner of the instrument and how it got to the point of being restored. To me, the musical part seemed rather overshadowed by the Holocaust part. I did end up very much liking Violins of Hope, the author did a very commendable job. As others have said, there must have been an awful lot of research done in writing this book.

Morad
Not a book for the luthier or would be luthier. Great stories of violins filling the voids in various desperate and depressing situations during the holocaust. The desire to hear and appreciate music is noted but not understood nor should it be understood anymore than the fact that we all seem to have a sense of the spiritual that seems to inhabit our lives. We should listen and with humbleness but how can that happen in a world where sound is constantly bombarding us. This book should be read in a setting of quiet solitude and let the mind listen to the pages.

Kirizius
This is an intriguing concept and an important lens through which to learn more about the Holocaust. How did one of the most cultured countries become amongst the most barbaric? How could a people who loved Bach and Hayden and Handel force musicians to play music while they systematically murdered others? How could music save some people's lives? How to preserve the history and the sound of these very special violins? Those of us who did not directly experience the Holocaust can better understand, although we can never understand, the depth of the depravity. This book helps make it even clearer. It leaves me even angrier. I am not convinced that these are indeed, "Violins of Hope." Reading it as I did between Yom Hashoah, Holocaust Memorial Day and Yom Ha'atzmaut, Israel Independence Day made it even more alive--and at first I thought more hopeful. But I end in great despair.

Risa
Humans survive in inhumane situations often imbuing some thing reminiscent of, or hopeful of better times as a symbol of faith in the future and
resistance to the present. Such is this story about violins.

anneli
The Violins of Hope tells very personal and historical information about the musicians, their families, and their music. I had no previous knowledge of the role music had in the lives of the Jews during the Holocaust. Following the violins is a fascinating way to tell the story.

Another story of the survival of the humans spirit against all odds. It would be very wise to heed this historical account and profit from the same.

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