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  • The American Soldier Violin is part of the "Strings of the Holocaust" exhibit at University of Saint Francis during Violins of Hope Fort Wayne. (Photos by Katie Fyfe | The Journal Gazette)

  • The American Soldier Violin is dedicated to the memory of the U.S. troops who fought against the Nazis in World War II.

  • The Zimmerman Violin, left, and the Berlin Gypsy Violin are two of the violins on display during the “Strings of the Holocaust” exhibition in the Weatherhead Gallery at the University of Saint Francis through Dec. 1.

  • The Klezmer Violin and the American Soldier Violin (left to right) are two of many violins featured in "Strings of the Holocaust" in the Weatherhead Gallery at the University of Saint Francis.   

  • Violins that were played before and during the Holocaust will be on display at the Weatherhead Gallery at the University of Saint Francis from Saturday through Dec. 1.

  • The Wedding Violin is one of the many instruments on display for the "Strings of the Holocaust" exhibition. This violin arrived from Switzerland with a written description of its history glued inside the instrument: "The second violin, wedding violin, made by Leopold Reininger-Delz, an Austrian during the time he spent as a refugee in Switzerland during World War II in 1944."

  • Violins that were played before and during the Holocaust will be on display at the Weatherhead Gallery at the University of Saint Francis from Saturday through Dec. 1.

  • Miles Fulwider, chair of the music department at University of Saint Francis, tunes the Bielski Violin. This violin was played by a klezmer musician and the restoration of this violin is dedicated to the Bielski partisans who fought and saved 1,230 Jews during war. 

  • Violins that were played before and during the Holocaust will be on display at the Weatherhead Gallery at the University of Saint Francis from Saturday through Dec. 1.

  • The American Soldier Violin featured in the exhibition is dedicated to the memory of the American soldiers who fought against the Nazis and died. 

Friday, November 08, 2019 10:00 am

Violins of Hope Fort Wayne: Strings of the Holocaust

Journal Gazette

"Strings of the Holocaust," an exhibition part of Violins of Hope Fort Wayne featuring 17 instruments played before and during the Holocaust, will have an opening reception Saturday in the Weatherhead Gallery at the University of Saint Francis. 

If you go

What: "Strings of the Holocaust"

When: Opening reception 6 to 8 p.m. Saturday; regular hours 9 a.m. to 8 p.m. Monday through Wednesday, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Thursday and Friday, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday, 1 to 5 p.m. Sunday

Where: Weatherhead Gallery, University of Saint Francis, 2701 Spring St.

Admission: Free