Ring House Resident Linked to 300-Year-Old Violin

Ring House Resident Linked to 300-Year-Old Violin

Historical Research and Discovery

Strauss, Speyer storeHildesheimer's, a prominent music store, once stood in the main square of Speyer, Germany. With WWII approaching, Felix Hildesheimer was able to arrange for his two daughters to leave, but he himself ran out of luck. His daughter, Ring House resident Martha Strauss, now 100, recalled the story of her father for an article in the June 2012 issue of LifeTimes.

In February, a reporter with the Jewish Telegraphic Agency based in Berlin, Germany read about the 300-year-old violin and and decided to research the whereabouts of potential heirs. She found the 2012 LifeTimes article about our resident and was able to link the violin to her. 

To read the reporter's article, go to: http://www.jta.org/2014/02/21/news-opoinion/world/connecting-a-100-year-old-woman-and-her-fathers-300-year-old-violin



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