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‘Violins of Hope’ Share Their Secrets and Their Music

Israeli violin maker Amnon Weinstein restores a violin which he named the “Auschwitz Violin” since it belonged to a Jewish man imprisoned at the Auschwitz concentration camp during the Second World war at his workshop in Tel Aviv on July 15, 2016. (Menahem Kahana/AFP/Getty Images)

BY MASHA SAVITZ

February 7, 2019 Updated: February 7, 2019

String instruments are exceptional pieces of artwork that seem to be forever imprinted by their past, and maybe even contain hints of their future.

It was said that the famous string instrument maker, Antonio Stradivarius, could perceive or intuit the sound quality that the wood of each tree would make while he walked among the trees in search of materials to make a violin, viola, or cello.… READ MORE...