The Auschwitz Violin

The Auschwitz Violin An international sensation now available in English for the first time The Violin of Auschwitz is the unforgettable story of one man s refusal to surrender his dignity in the face of history s greate

The Violin of Auschwitz A Novel An international sensation now available in English for the first time, The Violin of Auschwitz is the unforgettable story of one man s refusal to surrender his dignity in the face of history s greatest atrocity In the winter of , at a concert in Krakow, an older woman with a marvelously pitched violin meets a fellow musician who is instantly captivated by her instrument. Customer reviews Alma Rose Vienna to Auschwitz Alma Rose was an incredible human being After spending the last few evenings immersed in her biography Alma Rose Vienna to Auschwitz, I was touched by her ability to use her violin to transcend the evil around her. Poland Krakw, Auschwitz, and Warsaw Video Rick Video Watch Poland Rediscovered Krakw, Auschwitz, and Warsaw, an episode of the Rick Steves Europe TV show Travel with Rick on this video guide Born in Auschwitz aishcom A woman s miraculous birth in the death camp of Auschwitz Honor thy mother That s the motto Angela Polgar has tried to live by all her life a life that began in a death camp The place was Auschwitz Birkenau, in southern Poland Her parents, Hungarian Jews, arrived there on a Nazi transport on Holocaust Studies the Shoah, Holocaust Remembrance Day The Last Nazi Trials The Case Of Auschwitz Guard Reinhold Hanning by Time Magazine The year old former SS guard was prosecuted than years after the Holocaust. Campo de exterminio Auschwitz Polonia Historia Virtual El ao pasado, Barbara Cherish nacida Brbel Liebehenschel en Oranienburg, en Alemania, en public un libro que ahora se acaba de editar en castellano El comandante de Auschwitz, Laocoonte, en el que explica su lucha con la memoria de su padre y su investigacin para esclarecer los puntos oscuros de la vida de este. Gyrgy Ligeti Ligeti s health deteriorated after the turn of the millennium he died in Vienna on June at the age of Although it was known that he had been ill for several years and had used a wheelchair for the last three years of his life, his family declined to release details of his cause of death. HOLOCAUST DEPROGRAMMING COURSE Free yourself from a A camp cinema where every week different, mainly cultural and non political films were shown Marc Klein, the French Professor of medicine at the University of Strasbourg, published two recollections of his incarceration at the Auschwitz camp. Night Questions and Answers Educles Night By Elie Wiesel Questions and Answers Chapter Question Describe Moshe the Beadle Answer Moshe the Beadle is a caretaker of a synagogue in Sighet. Schindler s List Official Trailer Liam YouTube May , Subscribe to CLASSIC TRAILERS Subscribe to TRAILERS Subscribe to COMING SOON Like us on FA

  • Title: The Auschwitz Violin
  • Author: Maria Àngels Anglada Martha Tennent
  • ISBN: 9781849019811
  • Page: 214
  • Format: Paperback
  • An international sensation now available in English for the first time, The Violin of Auschwitz is the unforgettable story of one man s refusal to surrender his dignity in the face of history s greatest atrocity.In the winter of 1991, at a concert in Krakow, an older woman with a marvelously pitched violin meets a fellow musician who is instantly captivated by her instrumeAn international sensation now available in English for the first time, The Violin of Auschwitz is the unforgettable story of one man s refusal to surrender his dignity in the face of history s greatest atrocity.In the winter of 1991, at a concert in Krakow, an older woman with a marvelously pitched violin meets a fellow musician who is instantly captivated by her instrument When he asks her how she obtained it, she reveals the remarkable story behind its origin Imprisoned at Auschwitz, the notorious concentration camp, Daniel feels his humanity slipping away Treasured memories of the young woman he loved and the prayers that once lingered on his lips become hazier with each passing day Then a visit from a mysterious stranger changes everything, as Daniel s former identity as a crafter of fine violins is revealed to all 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 And so, battling exhaustion, Daniel tries to recapture his lost art, knowing all too well the likely cost of failure.Written with lyrical simplicity and haunting beauty and interspersed with chilling, actual Nazi documentation The Violin of Auschwitz is than just a novel It is a testament to the strength of the human spirit and the power of beauty, art, and hope to triumph over the darkest adversity.

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    1. Maria Angels Anglada was an award winning Catalans author. Her worked garnered her many prizes during her life, including the highest writing award bestowed in Catalan. Her novella The Violin of Auschwitz details the true story of how a violin maker named Daniel used his skill as a luthier to escape the clutches of the death camps. Daniel came from a religious family in Cracow that before the war had been violin makers. When the Germans took over Poland and forced all Jews into ghettos, Daniel's [...]

    2. Emily Dickson defined so well the element of pain when she wrote:“Pain has an element of blank;It cannot recollectWhen it began, or if there wasA time when it was not.It has no future but itself,Its infinite realms containIts past, enlightened to perceiveNew periods of pain.”And pain, both mental and physical, make up the fabric of this beautifully poignant but also somewhat brilliantly-depressing novella.I don’t normally read books about the Holocaust as although I empathise with what hap [...]

    3. I have read many Holocaust stories and they have all touched me profoundly. this book (a novella actually), The Violin of Auschwitz, , was not an exception. This is a sort of 'story within a story.' It begins in 1991, with a woman performing a concert with a 'perfectly pitched' violin. A fellow musician is enthralled with the beauty and the way this instrument sings and approaches the woman to find out its story. Regina, the woman, tells the history of the violin. It was crafted by her father, D [...]

    4. Read this short novel over breakfast this morning which involved my failing to start any other work until 930 but it was worth the need for any catch up. It is the story of Daniel a young jewish violin maker, technical term Luthier, who is taken from Warsaw and imprisoned in the horror of a concentration camp. Here he struggles with the bestial cruelty and unpredictability of the Nazi guards and along with the other men he is caught up just in the need to survive but for him his great gift, his [...]

    5. Sve priče takvih događaja su tužne, teške Samo su neke ispričane bolje, a neke lošije. Kada izostane emocija, već imaš dojam da netko "samo" priča priču, znaš da ćeš ju vrlo brzo zaboraviti.

    6. Barren, sterile, lifeless prose. The premise is inspiring: many years later, an old violin becomes a point of departure for the reconstruction of the travails of its Jewish maker, once a prisoner at Auschwitz, who had attempted to rescue his life and dignity through his craft. This story would have turned out well in the hands of a better writer, but this time round, the promise is lost. Abandoned 43%

    7. Ne mogu reći da je ovo loša knjiga, ali mislim da joj nedostaje još malo razrade. Na svojih 172 stranice govori o jednoj zaista teškoj temi, jednom od odvratnijih razdoblja povijesti i spaja to sa čarolijom glazbe i ljudskim duhom koji je sposoban svašta preživjeti, no nekako nije me previše dotakla. Lijepo je pisana zaista je, samo mi je sve to nekako djelovalo hladno. Solidna, ali ne pretjerano pamtljiva knjiga.

    8. Luthier: A maker of stringed instruments; a violin-maker. This was a new word for me and I'll be looking to use it in word games.There are plenty of holocaust stories. As difficult as they are to read, as horrible as the real life they reflect, somehow most of the stories that come to us are stories of perseverance, a will to live, in the face of such hell. This little novella is one of them. Though I might have wanted more, it does what it set out to do. I may look for more by this author, but [...]

    9. Maria Àngels Anglada brings the history of the violin made by Daniel, the Jewish luthier, during his internment in the Auschwitz concentration camp, to vibrant life.The story opens with the playing of the violin by Regina in the present time. Her relationship to the craftsman becomes apparent about half way through the book, but is not fully revealed until nearr the end.The brutality of the Nazis in the WWII camps is vividly described in such a way that the reader can feel the day-to-day tensio [...]

    10. A minha opinião em vídeo: youtu/y7Xqi06f_VYEste livro desiludiu-me bastante. Esperava muito maisGostei dos documentos reais de Auschwitz no inicio de cada capítulo.

    11. On the back of this slender volume, Tatiana de Rosnay is quoted as having said, "Read this little book and it will haunt you for ever." Having read it, I doubt that it will.Everything that is described in this brief, concisely written novel might have possibly happened in the peculiar atmosphere that reigned in Auschwitz. Yet for me, the narrative voice did not ring true.Daniel was a maker of stringed musical instruments before he entered the Nazi concentration camp system in Auschwitz. When, qu [...]

    12. I’ll admit that I’m of two minds about The Violin of Auschwitz. Like many who have already reviewed it here, it didn’t affect me as powerfully as have other novels or biographical accounts of the Jewish holocaust and the Nazi concentration camps. I think, for example, of the dark power of Elie Wiesel’s Night, or the tremendous wisdom to be found in Viktor Frankl’s Man’s Search for Meaning, and this one simply doesn’t compare. However, not all books can be Pulitzer prize winners, an [...]

    13. Strong in its quiet simplicity, but I felt somewhat disconnected from the characters (3.5 stars)Maria Àngels Anglada is described as "one of the most important figures of Catalan twentieth-century literature," and her talent is evident in this novel. Both the story and the writing were simple and I don't intend that as a criticism, because in my opinion this simplicity is the book's greatest strength.The Auschwitz Violin has two frames to its central tale, so it's a story within a story within [...]

    14. uvijek ovekujem da knjiga ovakve tematike izazove duboke emocije ali ovdje se nije dogodilo nista je zapravo tuzno I strasno me razocaralo, mozda je tako zbog nacina pripovijedanja, mozda je nesto drugo po srijedi, ne znam

    15. Readability: Off the charts easy to read; I finished this in a spare hour while my father watched yet another repeat of Poirot. This isn't necessarily a good thing, though - this book is about the Holocaust, one of the most horrendous events ever to occur in our history, and a throwaway hour in front of the fire seems empty, unsatisfying, possibly even disrespectful. The very word 'Auschwitz' makes me shiver, feel a little nauseous, darkens everything around me, but this book evoked none of tha [...]

    16. Primeiro livro lido de 2017! - Realmente não foi o melhor livro sobre esta temática que li. "A Canção de Embalar" bate aos pontos este livros, mas não deixou de ser uma leitura interessante e de "abrir os olhos" - Um dos meus maiores problemas com este livro é o facto de o autor esperar que o leitor saiba as partes estruturais de um violino e as ferramentas e técnicas utilizadas para a sua construção. Ao longo dessas descrições a única coisa que consegui retirar foi o que a personage [...]

    17. This is a hundred pages beautiful, haunting and powerful novella about a luthier imprisoned in a sub-camp of Auschwitz, forced to make a violin, which can save or end his life. Though I’ve read a lot of World War II and Holocaust literature, I surely didn’t feel this one as just another Holocaust book, because its tone was different. For a change, this wasn’t a biography of a survivor, but historical fiction, so the typical graphic gore, violence and cruelty we find in this type of novels [...]

    18. I decided to take a break from the poor reading choices I've been making recently and read this novel, just arrived in the mail today. It was a swift read -- the book barely breaks 100 pages -- but so refreshingly good! It describes a Jewish prisoner in a concentration camp whose vocation as a luthier is discovered, whereupon he is commanded to make a virtuoso violin to rival the works of Stradivarius. Saying anything more would ruin the story, but I will say that I particularly enjoyed this pas [...]

    19. This was a buddy read and I guess I was the one, out of three, that enjoyed it the most, even though I didn't enjoy it very much It was a fast reading and an easy one as well, even though it gets quite confusing at times (I don't feel like we can complain about that so much since that's her writing style). I feel like it teaches us a great lesson: we can find something worth living for even in the darkest of times. That's the one thing I'll take out of it. It didn't appeal to my emotions and, th [...]

    20. This is a tender little book, very moving and enlightening although it is barely more than 100 pages. I find that no matter how much I have read or how much I think I know about the Holocaust and its perpetrators, there always seems to be some new horrible behavior or event to learn about with regard to the heinous actions that were perpetrated upon a helpless people simply because of what they believed and/or how they worshiped. I believe sincerely that it is the reason why we must never forget [...]

    21. Pretty typical holocaust literature. And the prose style was lifeless. With literary fiction style and character drive the work and this possessed neither compelling characters nor an interesting use of language. If Ms. Anglada is indicative of the best Europe has to offer then I weep for the peninsula. It wasn't bad, and if this is your introduction to holocaust literature you may even call it good. But within the space of holocaust literature it isn't either original or compellinge best which [...]

    22. This slim offering clearly conveys the horrifying existence of those imprisoned in concentration camps. Despite brutality, starvation and much deprivation, the author has shown the determination to live.In a small section in Auschwitz, Daniel, who had been a luthier or violin maker, in his former life is assigned to fashion an instrument for the commandant there. Little benevolence was offered to him, but he was fueled by his love of his artistry and his memories. Anglada has vividly drawn the p [...]

    23. "Ljudi ponekad govore o "zvjerskoj" okrutnosti čovjeka, ali to je strašno nepravedno i uvredljivo prema zvijerima. Nijedna životinja nikad ne može biti tako okrutna kao čovjek, tako umješno, profinjeno okrutna." (F. M. Dostojevski)Pročitala sam "Violinu iz Auschwitza" Marije Angels Anglada. "Profinjeno okrutni". Ili – tako profinjeni, tako umjetnički, tako osjetljivi na ljepotu svake vrste. A tako strašno, bolesno, sadistički, nezamislivo okrutni. Ne mora me, doduše, knjiga podsjeti [...]

    24. Estava curiosa mas a história não me cativou. Não sei foi a escrita ou a forma como a autora quis passar a mensagem! É uma bonita história mas depois de ler tantas histórias sobre o holocausto, acabou por não me cativar.

    25. The history nerd within me is absolutely fascinated by books which take World War Two as their focus, particularly so in instances where fact and fiction have been woven together. Such is the case in Maria Angels Anglada’s novella, The Auschwitz Violin. Translated into English by Martha Tennent, it was originally published in Catalan. Anglada, who died in 1999, was one of the most important figures in Catalonia, as well as one of the region’s most prestigious authors.The Auschwitz Violin has [...]

    26. Maria Angels Anglada's new novella titled The Auschwitz Violin, is very short on both length and story. Even calling it a novella is stretching it, it's not much more than a long short story at 109 pages. I read this piece in just two hours and when I finished it, my thought was that it was the most pointless story I've ever read, and certainly one of the top ten worst books I've ever encountered. I just did not see the reason in why this story was written, and with the fact that there are other [...]

    27. In 2008, Boyfriend and I went to Krakow (and the photos scattered around this review are ones that I took while there). I was continuously surprised by the city. It was architecturally beautiful, because World War II was over before it could be invaded and destroyed (unlike, say, Warsaw). It was kooky and fun with adorable boutique-style restaurants and bars (we spent one evening drinking in a bar where all the tables were renovated Singer sewing machines, for example). We had already decided th [...]

    28. I received this book from LibraryThing's Early Reviewers.A slim and beautiful novella, the story of a young man in a sub-camp of Auschwitz, making a violin that could save his life, or end it. Daniel had been pretending to be a cabinetmaker, but after he accidentally revealed his real profession the commandant ordered him to make a violin. It must be a perfect violin and play beautifully, or Daniel will be turned over to the tender mercies of a sadistic camp doctor who is clearly based on Joseph [...]

    29. The novel is startling. It rides on a series of deep contradictions. It’s written with almost a childlike simplicity and yet it charts the depths of humanity. Whilst there are no detailed descriptions of sustained violence, the deft recording of the incidental in camp life shows the absolute dehumanisation of the whole Concentration Camp system. For example, Daniel’s friend the violinist can’t overhear a conversation that would salve Daniel’s nerves because he’s not allowed to approach [...]

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