Death of an Auschwitz violinist, 95

The violinist Haïm Lipsky died on Haifa on July 4, at the age of 95.

He owed his life to playing the violin, which he had been taught by the village shoemaker. On arrival in Auschwitz, a German officer put an instrument in his hand and auditioned him for the camp orchestra.

There’s a beautiful profile of Lipsky and his family here, in French.

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