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The Violin

Artifacts Unpacked Video Series

How can a violin preserve the memory of a family and Romani culture? 

Gabriel Reinhardt studied at a music conservatory in Stuttgart, Germany, and played violin in an orchestra and a band. But his life—and the lives of his family and community members—were upended when the Nazis escalated persecution against Romani people.

About the Artifacts

Artifacts shown in the video were donated to the Museum by Rita Prigmore or courtesy of the National Archives. Explore the Gabriel Reinhardt and Theresia Winterstein Families Collection.