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Is this a "Violin of Hope" ?

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#1 dwb339


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Posted 24 February 2013 - 02:59 PM

I have recently inherited an old violin from my Grandmother.  It was originally restored in 1938 by "Eugene Knowles" and restored again a few years ago.  It almost identically resembles some of the "Violins of Hope" that have been restored by Amnon Weinstein.  I am not sure of the original maker of the violin or the year it was made.  Could this be of any real value?  


Please take a look at the link I have here to see pictures of the violin.  Thank you !




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#2 jacobsaunders


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Posted 25 February 2013 - 03:08 PM

Your link doesn't work

We have already had a long thread re: these instruments
These are "fancy violins" as advertised by the Markneukirchen wholesalers and probably made in Schönbach at the end of the 19th C and any connection with the Holocaust, a half century later, is entirely bogus.

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Posted 25 February 2013 - 07:47 PM

Thanks for clarifying Jacob - I've found this whole project deeply disturbing because there is no evidence whatsoever to link these violins to the holocaust. I suppose its fitting that we see the chap regraduating these fiddles as part of his efforts to preserve the voices of the past.



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