LISTEN LIVE

holocaust

The Naples Holocaust Museum and Education Center is hosting an exhibit of violins once owned and played by victims of Nazi concentration camps. This week a performance featuring the restored instruments will honor their stories.

More than 800 high schoolers filled a ballroom in the Broward County Convention Center Wednesday morning to hear from Holocaust survivors.

The survivors gave advice to students about how to overcome forms of intolerance and anti-semitism that are on the rise in the U.S., such as bullying, bigotry and shootings. They spoke about the October shooting at the Tree of Life Synagogue in Pittsburgh.

Wikimedia Commons

Scholars from the US Holocaust Memorial Museum are in Sarasota Tuesday night to help connect victims and their families to the past. 

Robin Sussingham / WUSF

There is a violin shop in Tel Aviv, whose owner has spent the past two decades repairing violins that belonged to Jewish musicians during the holocaust.

These "Violins of Hope," he says, give a voice to the voiceless.

How many people can say that they have been friends for more than 70 years? Howard Chandler and Martin Baranek can.

And these two boyhood friends from the same small Polish town of Starachowice can also add that their friendship  survived the horrors of the Holocaust. 

Authorities say a man has been arrested after a break-in at the Florida Holocaust Museum.