The mission of Violins of Hope Los Angeles is to educate the public about the Holocaust through music and culture using violins, violas and cellos. The project will teach elementary, middle and high school students through their experiences rather than through textbooks. Adults will participate in salons of music and discussion. These instruments were silenced by the war and have now been painstakingly restored, becoming a symbol of hope and endurance of the human spirit. They are giving voice to the voiceless. Jewish musicians were forced to play amidst the atrocities, often extending their lives and for some to survive.