A collection of nearly 50 Holocaust-era violins is going on display in downtown Knoxville beginning Friday, January 4.

The Violins of Hope: Strings of the Holocaust exhibit opens Friday at the University of Tennessee’s downtown gallery off Gay Street.

The collection includes violins played by Jewish musicians during the Holocaust. These extraordinary instruments, which survived concentration camps and ghettos, are now making the trip from Israel to Knoxville to tell stories of injustice and survival.

The exhibit opens to the public at 2 p.m. and will remain open through January 27. There will also be a special show at the Tennessee Theatre on January 23 and 24 where several of the restored violins will be played by the Knoxville Symphony Orchestra.

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