Pianist Alice Herz-Sommer shares her wisdom and music
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Music brings us on an island
of peace, beauty and love
Alice Herz-Sommer died on 23 February 2014 in London where she had lived since 1986. She was born in Prague in 1903 and studied to become a pianist. She gave concerts and made a name for herself across Europe until the Nazis took over Prague. In 1943 Alice was sent to Theresienstadt, where she played in more than 100 concerts along with other musicians, for prisoners and guards.
It depends on me if life is good or not
on me, not on life, on me
From the CNN Obit
The film about Alice Herz-Sommer’s life, The Lady in Number 6, by Malcolm Clarke, won the 2014 Academy Award for Best Short Documentary.
I am full of joy
In my house I am the only one who is laughing