The Auschwitz Violin (Paperback)
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DescriptionIn the winter of 1991, at a concert in Krakow, an older woman with a marvelously pitched violin meets a fellow musician who is instantly captivated by her instrument. When he asks her how she obtained it, she reveals the remarkable story behind its origin...Imprisoned at Auschwitz, the notorious concentration camp, Daniel feels his humanity slipping away. Treasured memories of the young woman he loved and the prayers that once lingered on his lips become hazier with each passing day. Then a visit from a mysterious stranger changes everything, as Daniel's former identity as a crafter of fine violins is revealed to all. The camp's two most dangerous men use this information to make a cruel wager: If Daniel can build a successful violin within a certain number of days, the Kommandant wins a case of the finest burgundy. If not, the camp doctor, a torturer, gets hold of Daniel. And so, battling exhaustion, Daniel tries to recapture his lost art, knowing all too well the likely cost of failure. Written with lyrical simplicity and haunting beauty-and interspersed with chilling, actual Nazi documentation - "The Auschwitz Violin" is more than just a novel: it is a testament to the strength of the human spirit and the power of beauty, art, and hope to triumph over the darkest adversity.
- Published: 01 December 2011
- Format: Paperback 128 pages
- ISBN 13: 9781849019811 ISBN 10: 1849019819
- Sales rank: 523
Reviews for The Auschwitz Violin
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A Little Boring
I was disappointed I could not get into this book, especially considering the length of it. It reminded me of a lesser version of "A Day in the Life of Ivan Denisovich" which was much much better. It does fall into the WWII Germany genre which I find fasinating but I couldnt get into this one. by Carnie