Violins of Hope: Strings of the Holocaust [documentary trailer]

Violins of Hope Dialogue

Oct. 4, 2015

The Cleveland Orchestra: Violins of Hope Concert 2015

“Violins of Hope” (CBS Sunday Morning)

Dec. 6, 2015

“Restoring hope by repairing violins of the Holocaust” (PBS NewsHour)

Feb. 12, 2016

In the News: Follow the Violins

Nashville Symphony bids farewell to Violins of Hope
Nashville Tennessean, May 24, 2018
Verdi’s “Requiem” marks one of the final events of Violins of Hope Nashville, a city-wide initiative that has fostered important dialogue “about music, art, social justice and free expression” over the past few months.

Violins of Hope make the journey from the Holocaust to Birmingham
Alabama Newscenter, Apr 11, 2018
Amnon Weinstein brings the Violins of Hope to Birmingham for a week of educational events and concerts.

Violins of Hope Phoenix gets grant for Holocaust-related project
Jewish News, Apr 4, 2018
The Violins of Hope will come to Phoenix in 2019, kicking off on Feb 24 with a performance by Grammy Award-winning violinist Gil Shaham and the Arizona Musicfest Orchestra.

Holocaust violins now on display at Nashville library
WATE News, Mar 26, 2018
The Violins of Hope collection of 26 instruments is on display for free at the Nashville Public Library in Tennessee until May 27, except for April 9-14, when the instruments will be used in concerts in Birmingham, Alabama.

Winston Churchill conference paired with Violins of Hope concert
Brentwood Home Page, Feb 24, 2018
History enthusiasts have a treat in store next month in Nashville as Sir Winston Churchill’s great-grandson will deliver one of Churchill’s speeches just before the Nashville Symphony performs its Violins of Hope concert.

Nashville Winter Arts Preview: Sacred Sounds, Violins of Hope
Nashville Scene, Jan 18, 2018
Nashville hosts a communitywide interfaith cultural project this winter and spring, focusing on a rare collection of Holocaust-era violins that will be performed, recorded and displayed in Music City.

Nashville Symphony Leads Initiative to Bring Violins of Hope to Nashville
Broadway World Nashville, Jan 3, 2018
Kicking off February 9, 2018, two dozen organizations will take part in this collaborative effort by presenting performances, lectures, exhibits and other events through May 2018. See also

Violins of Hope will visit Cincinnati in Jan 2018
Cincinnati Business Courier, Dec 8, 2017
The Holocaust & Humanity Center will present Violins of Hope at 7:30 p.m. Jan. 23 with a performance that will feature nine Holocaust-era violins.

Violins of Hope Coming to San Francisco Bay Area in 2020
Music at Kohl Mansion, Nov 14, 2017
Music at Kohl Mansion will produce a Bay Area-wide community initiative in January and February 2020 featuring The Violins of Hope to mark the 75th anniversary of the liberation of Auschwitz.

Violins from the Holocaust will come to Nashville for months of events
Tennessean, Sep 12, 2017
The Nashville Symphony and the Jewish Federation of Middle Tennessee are working with 27 local partners to produce a series of special events, performances, and exhibitions from March 22 to June 2, 2018.

Violins of Hope will visit Birmingham in spring 2018
Alabama Newscenter, June 8, 2017
The Alabama Symphony Orchestra will host a VOH concert in April 2018. The violins will be in Birmingham for five days, from April 10 to April 15. Educational programs, art exhibits and lectures will take place in addition to the concert.

Israel Anniversary Marked by Violins of Hope Concert at Romanian Athenaeum
Nine O’Clock Romania, April 26, 2017
Marking the 69th anniversary of the State of Israel with a concert and exhibition

Cleveland Orchestra Violins of Hope Education Concert: March 8, 2017, 12pm
Program & ticket details [PDF]
Plain Dealer article
Cleveland Jewish News, March 10, 2017
In this Cleveland Orchestra concert, music and drama combine to give us a powerful new lens through which to view the important role of music in Jewish life before, during and after the Holocaust. It expresses the themes of spirit, resistance, resilience, and hope. Originally presented in 2015 as part of the community-wide Violins of Hope Cleveland Collaboration.

Violins of Hope Sarasota
The Jewish Federation of Sarasota-Manatee
Presenting concerts and talks, Feb 1–16, 2017

First Coast Connect: A Month-Long Holocaust Exhibit in Jacksonville, Jan 11, 2017
The Violins of Hope will appear in Jacksonville, Florida, as part of a community-wide initiative focusing on the dangers of intolerance and discrimination, Jan 13–Feb 12, 2017

Israeli luthier Amnon Weinstein receives Germany’s Bundesverdienstkreuz (Federal Cross of Merit) 
The Strad, December 15, 2016

Amnon Weinstein and Violins of Hope receive the Cramer award
The German-Israeli Society (article in German), October 31, 2016

News about the Documentary

United Nations Association International Film Festival
Screening “Violins of Hope: Strings of the Holocaust”
Stanford University, October 29, 2016

SD Film Festival Offers Some Gems
San Diego City Times, October 1, 2016

‘Violins of Hope: Strings of the Holocaust’ named VIFF 2016 Best Documentary, June 8, 2016

Articles about Violins of Hope Cleveland

Violins of Hope project left deep, long-lasting impact
The Cleveland Plain Dealer, Jan. 20, 2016

Violins of Hope
CBS Sunday Morning, Dec. 6, 2015

‘Voices of the voiceless’ come to life on Holocaust victims’ violins
The Christian Science Monitor, Dec. 6, 2015

Restored Instruments from Concentration Camps Give Rise to ‘Violins of Hope’
90.9 WBUR, Oct. 2, 2015

‘Violins of Hope’ in Cleveland tell the story of the victory of humanity over the Holocaust’s depravity: Editorial
The Cleveland Plain Dealer, Sept. 17, 2015

NE Ohio man helps lead effort to bring Violins of Hope to Cleveland, Sept. 9, 2015

Violins of Hope Project Creates Unprecedented Coalition, Sept. 2, 2015

‘Violins of Hope’ goal: become Holocaust teaching instrument
The Cleveland Jewish News, Sept. 1, 2015

Violins of Hope coming to Cleveland
The Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, April 28, 2015