A priceless Stradivarius survives and re-emerges after the Second World War. Unlike the Stradivarius strings that run in parallel, the lives of the unique violin's owners are intertwined and entangled. Covering many decades from the rise of National Socialism until the nineties of last century and moving between three continents and numerous countries, the novel follows the lives of two families separated by ideologies and politics and connected through blood and the changing ownership of the prized instrument. The various characters, heroines and villains, ebb and flow against the backdrop of changing politics and developing ideologies. Tragedies and blessings alike touch the lives of all of them and fortunes keep turning, engulfing you in their fates.5 women lives are entangled in this story that has the reader traveled from, to & through Berlin passing by Italy, Switzerland, Chile & Egypt. Their journey recounted through their voices spans from Nazi Germany through the fall of the Berlin Wall.The prelude to the novel states that: “If one listens closely one will hear from afar the screams of the innocent victims throughout history lamenting & groaning about the malfeasance of their fellow humans who committed their atrocities under the premise of necessity … Those howls will trouble one for a while until they fade away while our memories transform their victims into serial numbers in the history notebook”And it is those five women who represent the common humans or rather the pawns on the global chessboard who are but victims in humanity’s time blog.