MARCH 18 - APRIL 19, 2020


Violins of Hope


Los Angeles Museum of the Holocaust is proud to participate in the southern California premiere of Violins of Hope, a project that uses a special collection of violins, violas and cellos to educate about the Holocaust and celebrate the triumph of the human spirit.

The collection contains more than 60 instruments that have been restored by Amnon Weinstein and his son, Avshalom, in Tel Aviv since the end of World War II, including a violin that was played in the Auschwitz orchestra and another that was played on the Kindertransport. Some of the violins are representative of Klezmer culture. All of the instruments tell the stories of their previous owners.

Los Angeles Museum of the Holocaust will host select violins during Violins of Hope, including some that are not in playable condition, inviting students and the public to interact with these artifacts and learn from their history.

Other Violins of Hope partners, including the Younes and Soraya Nazarian Center for the Performing Arts, the Los Angeles Jewish Symphony, New West Symphony, the Long Beach Symphony, and the Los Angeles Lawyers Philharmonic and Legal Voices, will present concerts featuring the violins. Click here to see the full performance schedule. 

Preview Violin: The Museum will exhibit one Klezmer violin beginning October 18, 2019, in advance of the full exhibit.