Holocaust Exhibit at University of Saint Francis boosts Jewish presence in Fort Wayne

The University of Saint Francis shows the Violins of Hope exhibit for the community through Dec.1.

Posted: Nov 15, 2019 8:59 PM
Updated: Nov 16, 2019 9:39 AM

FORT WAYNE, Ind. (WFFT)- Friday marks the second week the University of Saint Francis showcases the Violins of Hope exhibit in their Rolland Art and Communication Center. 

The university partnered with Fort Wayne Philharmonic and the Jewish Federation of Fort Wayne to curate a wide variety of violins dating all the way back to the Holocaust. 

Donated by the families of survivors, primarily the father-son duo Amnon and Avshi Weinstein, each violin comes with a story thought to be finished after World War II. 

However, gallery director Justin Johnson says the project upheld the [Holocaust] victims' wishes to "never be silenced."

And the exhibit, graced with precious violins and priceless family photos, does just that. 

The Violins of Hope project reinforces the footprint Jewish history has made on Fort Wayne and many places around the world. 

For more information on the Violins of Hope project, including Fort Wayne Philharmonic ensemble performances, click here or call (260) 481-0777.

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