Published Friday, Jan. 11, 2013 | 2 a.m.
Updated Friday, Jan. 11, 2013 | 12:19 p.m.
Longtime Las Vegas violinist Sasha Semenoff most times played for his livelihood. But there was one bleak period when, at the brutal hands of the Nazis, he played for his very life. In a 2009 interview, Semenoff told the Sun that while he was being transported to a concentration camp a German soldier saw him holding a mandolin and told him to play “La Paloma.” Semenoff figured that if he hadn’t immediately struck up that tune he would never have played another note. He said in the interview that playing music on instruments ranging from the violin to the piano ...
Ed Koch is a retired Sun writer.