Violins of Hope
Aug 17, 2022
Violins of Hope

Our guest speaker will be Eileen from Violins of Hope. Violins of Hope is a project of concerts based on a private collection of Violins, violas and cellos all collected since the end of World War 2.  All instruments belonged to Jews before and during the war.  Many were donated by or bought from survivors; some arrived through family members and many simply carry Stars of David as a decoration and an identity tag declaring: we were played by proud klezmers.

Eileen is a retired seismologist and former Deputy Director for the Center for Global Security Research at Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory. Eileen also served as a Science Adviser for the State Department Cooperative Threat Reduction Programs and as a member of the Department of Defense Threat Reduction Advisory Committee. Eileen is a former member of the Livermore Rotary Club and currently serves on the board for the East Bay Holocaust Education Center.