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VIOLINS OF HOPE: See Fiddles & Torahs Confiscated by the Nazis Nov. 20.
An unusual tour showcasing 50 violins that were played in the death camps..While nearly 80 years have passed since the infamous Nazi "lagers" were closed, still surviving are the dozens of musical instruments used there by the inmate musicians -- to make music for their fellow prisoners, or tragically, to escort them to the death chambers for some of the 6-milllion who were murdered there during World War II.
On November 20, Step On Bus Tours will take a look into that past -- a gripping, deeply absorbing trip to Fort Wayne, where visitors can get a glimpse of the Holocaust's history and horror still remembered today. As well as an uplifting message about the human spirit of survival.
Step On Bus Tours is starting the tour on the campus of St. Francis University, docents will relate the stories of the violins and the people who played them -- a presentation called "Violins of Hope," inspired by the book of that name by James Grymes. That was also the inspiration that moved Amnon Weinstein, talented craftsman joined later by his son, in their years-long scouring of the campsites and ruins, looking for survivors among the instruments.
All were, obviously, valuable, some beyond repair. But over the years, the Weinsteins set to work, applying their talents lovingly to the instruments under their care. Today, they sit, glistening in their honored spaces in the "Violins of Hope" gallery. In fact, one of the violins was built in Bohemia Moravia in the 1700s. .
Next, Step On Bus Tours travelers visit the sanctuary at Achduth Vesholom. There, Rabbi Paula Jayne points out the collection of Torah scrolls, once the proud possession of synagogues that owned them, but later stolen by the Nazis, intended for Hitler's never-completed "Museum of the Extinct Race."
Some of the history-shy scrolls are described as "orphan scrolls." But Scroll No. 1172 is some 250 years old, and is on permanent from London's Westminster Synagogue. Travelers will learn more about the scroll during a tour of the Temple. ( Families, by the way, are encouraged.)