An instrument is not just a thing used to create music. Anyone who owns and plays an instrument knows that at some stage it becomes a part of you.
It is no longer just a physical entity but it becomes filled with a bit of your soul.
I do not know who owned this violin which survived one of the death camps. I don’t even know in which death camp it was found.
But I do know that a part of the soul of its owner is linked to the instrument.
It probably was played when innocent victims were taken from the trains, often close to death. Only to become witness to even more violence which they were subjected to.
The violin undoubtedly broke the sounds of the violence,albeit for a split second.
Or it could have been played when women and children were paraded to the gas chambers. Although…
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