Nazi Germany was horrifying, especially to a young boy. Ernst grew up during the most turbulent, frightful, and destructive time in history. What we take for granted, for him would challenge his very core: his heart, soul, mind and spirit. The love of family, his teacher and his beloved music would take him to the brink of death, and the only place he could live was to cling to his God and his violin. The Violin's Secret is not revised history. It is the truth revealed at a depth no one who reads it should ever forget. Every string and note played on his violin represents every heart that had to stand in fear and even death. This story is unforgettable and life-changing. .