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An Auschwitz violinist has died

Violette Jacquet-Silberstein, a teenaged Auschwitz inmate who played in Alma Rose’s women’s orchestra and was later force-marched to Bergen-Belsen, has died, aged 88, in France.

She was just 14 when her family was put on a train from France to the killing centre. Her parents were immediately exterminated. Violette was saved by her ability to play an instrument.

Repatriated after the war, she bore witness to the evils of her time.

Violette Jacquet-Silberstein

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