The Violin of Auschwitz

The Violin of Auschwitz

A Novel

Book - 2010
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In the winter of 1991, at a concert in Krakow, an older woman with a special violin meets a fellow musician who is instantly captivated by it. When he asks her how she obtained it, she reveals its remarkable story: imprisoned at Auschwitz, the notorious concentration camp, Daniel feels his humanity slipping away. Treasured memories become hazier with each passing day. Then Daniel's former identity as a crafter of fine violins is revealed. 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.--From publisher description.
Publisher: New York : Bantam Books, c2010.
ISBN: 9780553807783
Characteristics: 109 p. ;,22 cm.
Additional Contributors: Tennent, Martha


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Dec 19, 2014

While the first chapter isn't the best written, the rest of the story soars. Wonderful story.

Chitownchica Jan 12, 2012

Great read. Touching, but not entirely depressing like so many other novels on the same topic. There are some really beautiful and memorable lines. Liked that it was short, but entirely thorough.

Oct 11, 2010

A short, but remarkable story that tells the tale of a violin crafted in Auschwitz during World War II. This is worth reading.


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Oct 28, 2011

it is a very nice written book and full of emotions about the souffering and still hope in Auschwitz.

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