The oldest Holocaust survivor died , she was 110


"We all came to believe that she would just never die," said Frederic Bohbot, a producer of the documentary "The Lady in Number 6: Music Saved My Life." This film has been nominated for best short documentary at the Academy Awards next Sunday.” Music was our food. Through making music we were kept alive, always said Alice remembering what she suffered. Her mother and her husband died at Dachau. Herz-Sommer was born on Nov. 26, 1903, in Prague, into a German-speaking Jewish family and started learning the piano from her sister at age 5. Even confronted with a such drama in her life, she had the force to be an active woman. She taught at the Jerusalem Conservatory until 1986, when she moved to London. Herz-Sommer lived a modest life. Even in the last year of her long life, she practiced  the piano for three hours a day. At the Terezín concentration camp, where she was held against her will, nearly 35,000 prisoners perished. She had an optimistic nature. She said again and again: “The world is wonderful, it's full of beauty and full of miracles.”


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