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Violins of Hope

Date: 23 March 2017 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM, Venue: Library of Congress

The Library of Congress will present "Violins of Hope" with a lecture by Amnon Weinstein and his son Avshalom, followed by a musical performance by Hannah Tarley in the Mumford Room (6th Floor). The program is free and open to the public. Seating is limited.

Amnon Weinstein has spent the last two decades locating and restoring violins that were played by Jewish musicians during the Holocaust. After growing up to become one of the most respected violin makers in the world, Weinstein started locating violins that were played by Jews in the camps and ghettos and repaired them so they could be brought to life again on the concert stage. Although most of the musicians who originally played the instruments were silenced by the Holocaust, their voices and spirits live on through the violins. He calls these instruments the Violins of Hope. Ammon's son Avshalom will tell the personal story behind the violins that they are bringing. A musical performance using one of the rescued violins will be given by world-renowned violinist Hannah Tarley.

The program is presented by the European Division and the Hebrew Language Table at the Library of Congress in cooperation with the Embassy of the Czech Republic and the Rabin Chair Forum at George Washington University

Location: Library of Congress
James Madison Memorial Building
Mumford Room on the 6th Floor
101 Independence Avenue, SE
Washington, DC 20540

For more information about Violins of Hope, please visit: http://www.violinsofhopecle.org/about/the-founder/

For more information contact Gail Shirazi, gshi@loc.gov, or Galina Teverovsky, gtev@loc.gov.

ADA accommodations 5 days in advance (202) 707-6362 TTY or ADA@loc.gov

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