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Daughter of Moriz and Valerie Violin. Genoveva had a brother, Karl.

Life Summary

Despite Moriz Violin's describing her once as a "five-year-old virtuosa" at the piano, Genoveva was not particularly active in music, albeit surrounded by music at home. She is frequently referred to in the correspondence between the Violins and the Schenkers. With the family, she lived first in Vienna, then moved to Hamburg, returning to Vienna in 1933 as the anti-Semitic campaign began in Germany.

The family emigrated to San Francisco c. May 1939, and Genoveva became a dress designer, with her own shop in Los Angeles. She later married, becoming Eva Violin-Windsor, and raised two adopted children (Steven and Diana). She lives now in Los Angeles.


One postcard probably from Genoveva Violin to Heinrich and Jeanette Schenker exists as OJ 14/46, [A], filed with the Fanny Violin correspondence.


  • Family memoir written by Genoveva, information communicated by Professor Irene Schreier-Scott.

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