While being crushed by many bodies, some dead and some alive, Juliek calls out for his guitar. Worrying if it was crushed. It was his only hope while suffering endlessly in the concentration camps
Even in the darkness, it is possible to create light.-Elie Weisel
Louis, a native of Holland known for his violin skills, complained that the SS would not let them play any German music. The Star of David on the sign represents how the Jews aren't allowed to play what they want and have restricted freedom.What hurts the victim most is not the cruelty of the oppressor, but the silence of the bystander. -Elie Weisel
We are not allowed to play Beethoven!
Upon waking up at daybreak, Elie witnessed Juliek's dead body hunched over across from him, dead. The violin next to him Juliek's hope and last good-bye to his comrades.Even today, when I hear that particular piece by Beethoven, my eyes close and out f the darkness emerges the pale and melancholy face of my Polish comrade bidding farewell to an audience of dying men.-Eliezer Weisel