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The Violinist

the violinist bookThe book by Sarah Gaitanos about Clare Galambos Winter, past member of the New Zealand Symphony Orchestra and Hungarian survivor of Auschwitz, is available to purchase from the Holocaust Centre of New Zealand.

Klára Galambos was a twenty-year-old violin student in Budapest in March 1944. Arrested and thrown into jail in the first days after the German occupation, she survived the Szombathely ghetto, and Auschwitz-Birkenau. After five weeks she and her aunt were among the thousand Hungarian women selected for slave labour at Allendorf.

Clare and her aunt Rozsi were the only members of their family who survived. They came to New Zealand in 1949 to begin a new life. Clare joined the New Zealand Symphony Orchestra as a violinist and was a prominent member of the orchestra for 32 years until her retirement.

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