Dr. Young once took a class on the Holocaust where many of the students believed that only six million Jews died at the hands of Hitler and his henchmen during World War II. Yes, six million did die, because Satan wanted to wipe them from the face of the earth. But five million other undesirables were killed as well: Catholics who hid Jews; Christians who protested too much about the regime; political prisoners who didn’t fit the Party ideals; and Poles, Russians and other Slavic races that did not have value under the Aryan mythology.
A Violin’s Secret tells the story of a young child forced to quickly grow into a young man and daily anticipate death. Besides not being Jewish, he and his family were taken to the Death Camp called Dachau for crimes committed against the Reich. But with A Violin’s Secret, he survives and later gains a full life outside of that trauma, yet with immeasurable guilt. In the present, he understands that it is time to share this secret with his family so they will never forget before his life passes to the next.