Wednesday, 26 February 2014

In memory of Alice Herz-Sommer

Alice Herz-Sommer died earlier this week (23 February 2014) at the age of 110. An amazing woman whose life stretched from life in Prague as a concert pianist, knowing Gustav Mahler and Franz Kafka, through Nazi persecution and life in Terezin concentration camp including playing the piano for the camp commandant, to a remarkable survivor whose life is a testament to the inspiring power of music. 

Her story was commemorated in Malcolm Clarke's film The Lady in No 6: Music Saved My Life.

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