Au revoir, Alice Herz-Sommer

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Obituary from The Guardian: Alice Herz-Sommer, who has died aged 110, was a concert pianist of distinction whose career was blighted by nazism. In 1943 she was imprisoned in the Terezín concentration camp, near Prague, with her six-year-old son, Raphael, and was one of the very few survivors – in part because she was a musician. What she did in the camp and subsequently, recorded in a book and in two films I made with her, We Want the Light (2004) and Everything is a Present (2010), made her famous in many parts of the world and won her a treasured place in the hearts of hundreds of thousands of people… Read more, here.

 

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