The Rest is History - Frank Almond

“I was absolutely dumbfounded, like I had stumbled on some lost Rembrandt.”

Photo by Jason Falchook

The Rest is History

In this hour, an ancient instrument, a life-changing disaster, and survival in the face of genocide. People who experienced history, and its artifacts, firsthand. Hosted by The Moth's Senior Director, Meg Bowles. The Moth Radio Hour is produced by The Moth and Jay Allison of Atlantic Public Media.

Musician Frank Almond makes a historic discovery.

Sivad Johnson takes us behind the scenes of the Detroit Fire Department.

Henny Lewin, a young Jewish girl, is smuggled out of a Lithuanian ghetto during WWII.


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14:44
A Violin’s Life

by Frank Almond

Musician Frank Almond makes a historic discovery. 

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14:26
To Bravely Do or Bravely Die

by Sivad Johnson

Sivad Johnson takes us behind the scenes of the Detroit Fire Department.

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12:55
Sisters Forever

by Henny Lewin

Henny Lewin, a young Jewish girl, is smuggled out of a Lithuanian ghetto during WWII. 

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Extras From This Episode

Frank Almond

Mrh 1910 Frank Almond Extra 1

Frank with the Lipiński Stradivarius.

Henny Lewin

Mrh 1910 Henny Lewin Extra 1

Henny and Shoshana in the ghetto.

Mrh 1910 Henny Lewin Extra 2

Henny with the bulldog.

Mrh 1910 Henny Lewin Extra 3

Henny's "rescuers," Joanna and Jonas Stankevitc.

Mrh 1910 Henny Lewin Extra 4

Shoshana and Henny in Israel.

Mrh 1910 Henny Lewin Extra 6

Shoshana and Henny touring Jerusalem.

Sivad Johnson

Mrh 1910 Sivad Johnson Extra 2

Sivad's daughters.

Mrh 1910 Sivad Johnson Extra 1

Sivad in fire gear.

Mrh 1910 Sivad Johnson Extra 6

Sergeant Johnson in uniform.