A traveling exhibit is now bringing a piece of history to the people and children of East Tennessee.
Violins Of Hope is a project now showcasing violins used during The Holocaust. More than 30 violins are on display at the Univeristy of Tennessee Downtown Gallery on Gay Street, telling the story of each of the musicians who once played them. The goal of this project is to not only show the instruments, but also educate our next generations on the importance of this historical event.
The Founder of Violins of Hope Avshi Weinstein says the program is one he hopes will bring tolerance and inspiration to those who see it first hand. Several of the instruments will also be selected by members of the Knoxville Symphony Orchestra in two performances at the end of January. For more information on the exhibit you can log onto violinsofhopeknox.com.