A friend sent me the following: "It is a matter of history that when Supreme Commander of the Allied Forces, General Dwight Eisenhower, found the victims of the death camps, he ordered all possible photographs to be taken, and for the German people from surrounding villages to be ushered through the camps and even made to bury the dead...
Eisenhower said at the time: 'Get it all on record now - get the films - get the witnesses - because somewhere down the track of history some bastard will get up and say that this never happened. All that is necessary for the triumph of evil, is for good men to do nothing.'
It is now more than 60 years after the Second World War in Europe ended. In amongst the 6 million Jews, 20 million Russians, 10 million Christians, and 1,900 Catholic Priests murdered, massacred, raped, burned, and starved were musicians, including of course violinists.
Some of their stories can be found at -
http://www.ushmm.org/museum/exhibit/focus/schindler/ (Henry Rosner, violinist who survived)
http://www.authorhouse.com/bookstore/itemdetail.aspx?bookid=9544 (Shony Braun, violinist and composer who survived)
http://typo3.ort.org/index.php?id=365 (Jacques Stroumsa, violinist who survived)
http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/musicians/mus237.html (list of Polish violinists and musicians, most of whom did not survive)
I know there was a violinist.com discussion about a violin maker who survived. Any additional thoughts?
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