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April 24, 2013 6:37 pm

Jewish 100: Alice Herz-Sommer – Innovation

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Alice Herz-Sommer.

Alice Herz-Sommer

Oldest living Holocaust survivor

At 109, Alice Herz-Sommer is the oldest known Holocaust survivor alive today. An internationally celebrated pianist, she also still practices for three hours daily. Even at her advanced age, 2012 was a busy year: A Century of Wisdom: Lessons From the Life of Alice Herz-Sommer, the World’s Oldest Living Holocaust Survivor, was published about her life and work. The multi-media star also had a movie made about her, Everything Is a Present, which was broadcast on BBC4 in 2010. Herz-Sommer spent much of her post-Holocaust life in Israel, but in the 1980s, she moved to England and has lived there since

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  • Margaret Geringer

    What a wonderful woman! I am now reading A CENTURY OF WISDOM and it is very inspiring. Just goes to prove that one’s more positive outlook on life can be all consuming. It is miraculous to believe that, despite her enormous hardships, she was able to capture the true essence of life. SHE IS TRULY A REMARKABLE person.

  • Alice is such a blessed character. She brings light to the world that few are able to bring. There’s also an inspiring new documentary coming out called the “Lady in Number 6” that is entirely worth watching.

  • sian

    I admire alice

  • May she continue to be blessed!