A violin with five Stars of David is shown. Some of the violins on display were played by Jewish prisoners in Nazi concentration camps, while others belonged to the Jewish Klezmer musical culture.
Lorryan Smith, 12, looks at violins on display. Weinstein says that music is “the easiest way to teach and talk about the Holocaust.”
David Russell, distinguished professor of violin at UNC-Charlotte, examines one of the violins.
Music helped save some Holocaust survivors, says Weinstein. Since musicians provided something of value to the Nazis, they were sometimes spared.