Violin and Sheet Music

Success! Stories: From the JewishGen Archives

In 2013, we posted Andrew Lenard’s moving story, Romance in F Major: Searching for Rózsi, about his boyhood musical partner. He wrote:

…At the very end of 1943—on the eve of the Hungarian holocaust—Rózsi and I began practicing another wonderful Beethoven piece, the Romance in F-major. … Preceding deportation, ten-thousand people were herded together in terrible conditions of crowding, fear, and filth. I there met Rózsi, who was even then clutching the case of her dear violin. I sat on the ground at a secluded spot, she opened her case, and played for me the violin part of the Romance… It was the last time I saw her.

Read the complete story by following this link: https://www.jewishgen.org/jewishgen/testimonials/pages/2013_january/lenard_2013January.html

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