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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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