Joe’s Violin and the healing power of music

Here’s your daily dose of sweetness:

Might we suggest you take a break from the noise of news and spend 24 minutes watching the story of Joseph Feingold, who heard a classical radio station ask for used instruments and donated his.

He had purchased it in exchange for some cigarettes in a Siberian labor German camp, his mother and his youngest brother were both killed at Treblinka.

It’s now in the hands of the daughter of Dominican immigrants. She attends school in the Bronx, the poorest congressional district in the United States, the New Yorker writes.

The story is part of a new documentary film.

It’ll make your day.

Joe is 93 now. He still listens to classical music on the radio.

Related: Play it Forward (Classical MPR)