Random: It amazes me that to this day, many Germans are taught that this is all a lie.
Oldest-Known Holocaust Survivor Dies; Pianist Was 110
by MARK MEMMOTT
Alice Herz-Sommer in July 2010.
‘The Lady in Number 6’/AP
There are many remarkable things to say about Alice Herz-Sommer, who until her death in London on Sunday was thought to be the world’s oldest survivor of the Nazi Holocaust.
To start with, there’s her age: Herz-Sommer was 110.
Then there are the people she knew, including writer Franz Kafka — who died in 1924.
But what has particularly touched us as we’ve read about her this morning is her amazingly positive view of the world.
From the documentary ‘The Lady in Number 6’: Alice Herz-Sommer says whether life is good or not ‘depends on me.’
Bear in mind: In 1943, Herz-Sommer and her husband, Leopold Sommer, and their son, Raphael, were sent from Prague to a Nazi camp for Jews in the Czech city of Terezin. According to The Guardian, “she never saw her husband again after he was moved to Auschwitz in 1944 and many in her extended family and most of the friends she had grown up with were also lost in the Holocaust.”
Read more: http://www.npr.org/blogs/thetwo-way/2014/02/24/281965889/oldest-known-holocaust-survivor-dies-pianist-was-110