alice herz sommer


The oldest known survivor of the Nazi Holocaust has died in London at the age of 110.

                                   R.I.P.  Alice Herz-Sommer

                            26 November 1903 – 23 February 2014

“And life is beautiful, love is beautiful, nature and music are beautiful. Everything we experience is a gift, a present we should cherish and pass on to those we love.”


An enormous high five to all of the Oscar winners last evening, particularly Alice: The Lady in Number 6!

Watch the film (and other Oscar-nominated films) on Vimeo On Demand.

Documentary on oldest Shoah survivor wins Oscar a week after her death.

A documentary about the world’s oldest Holocaust survivor won an Oscar one week after she died.

Alice Herz-Sommer, who died in London on Feb. 23 at the age of 110, was the subject of “The Lady in Number 6: Music Saved My Life,” which won the Academy Award for documentary short Sunday night.

The Prague-born Herz-Sommer, a concert pianist, was a prisoner in Theresienstadt.

In accepting the Oscar, the film’s director, Malcolm Clarke, said that he was struck by Herz-Sommer’s “extraordinary capacity for joy” and “amazing capacity for forgiveness.”


Remembering musician, pianist, and Holocaust survivor Alice Herz Sommer, whose voice and music will live on through the Oscar-nominated short, Alice: The Lady in Number 6. >>>


Alice Herz Sommer (109) - Oldest Living Pianist & Holocaust Survivor


Alice Herz Sommer, the world’s oldest pianist and oldest holocaust survivor, shares her views on how to live a long happy life.


If you need your faith in people and the power of music reaffirmed you should watch this video about Alice Herz Sommer, the oldest living survivor of the Holocaust. She speaks about her experience as a musician through that time and its power through the rest of her life. Very moving.