The Auschwitz Violin (El violi d’Auschwitz) by Maria Angels Anglada
Review by Judy Bainbridge
On the lines of ‘The Boy in the Striped Pyjamas’ this is a story of survival in the most dire of circumstances. Daniel, a violin maker from the Krakow Ghetto is interned at Auschwitz and finds work as a carpenter until, through a set of circumstances, one of the commondants discovers he is a luthier and wants him to make a violin. This is the story of his journey – we know from the first chapter that the violin survives but what of its maker?
The book will be forever in your memory as it one that touches the soul. The intermingling of fact and fiction is chilling the story is a more than plausible account of the vagaries of human nature.
Highly recommended 5/5
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