The Auschwitz Violin by Maria Angels Anglada.

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This was my Holocaust Memorial Day (27th January) read for this year. it was part of East Sussex Libraries Holocaust reading list- find the full list here: Home | East Sussex Libraries (

Daniel was a luthier- a maker of stringed instruments- imprisoned in a concentration camp. His craft saved him from certain death when the camp Kommandant wanted a violin handcrafted. The book is about unimaginable cruelty and suffering, resilience and sadness.

A harrowing and moving read.