Nazi’s take Jewish man’s cellos. “[He asks] `Can I have a receipt?’ The room [fills] with laughter … [He is shoved] down the stairs.”

The Lost Cellos of Lev Aronson | The Jewish Writing Project.

Yesterday in Church a man who recently read this book shared this anecdote to illustrate the humorous personality of Lev Aronson, who after the war had a long career as a respected cellist, and was not bitter over the years he spent in camps during World War II.

By asking for a receipt, I believe Lev Aronson also demonstrates smart aleck greatness.

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