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Posted on 02/23/2014 8:15:56 PM PST by Daffynition
LONDON (AP) Alice Herz-Sommer, believed to be the oldest Holocaust survivor, died at age 110 on Sunday, a family member said. The accomplished pianist's death came just a week before her extraordinary story of surviving two years in a Nazi prison camp through devotion to music and her son is up for an Oscar.
Herz-Sommer died in a hospital after being admitted Friday with health problems, daughter-in-law Genevieve Sommer said.
"We all came to believe that she would just never die," said Frederic Bohbot, a producer of the documentary "The Lady in Number 6: Music Saved My Life." ''There was no question in my mind, 'would she ever see the Oscars.'"
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She’s purdy and beautiful.
Go, with God.
I’m sure she will leave a hole in many hearts and will be dearly missed.
Well, I’m glad she outlived the cruelty, maybe long enough not to forget the memory but to forget the pain.
RIP, dear soul.
She’s in heaven now meeting up with old friends.
A brave woman who, in spite of the horrors she endured still lived a long and rewarding life. RIP and may G-D be with you.
Her eyes, and her smile, have seen it all.
Rest in peace, dear woman.
awww... she is so cute :)
RIP Dear Lady.
I was watching an interesting YouTube video with David Berlinski and he made a great point. When the survivors of the horrors of the 20th century pass into history and we’ve lost our viceral grip on the sorrow and loss of these events through these survivors and begin to study them historically like we would the Napoleonic wars will we evaluate the Holocaust as an anomaly not to be repeated?
Interesting we just lost Maria Von Trapp and now another musician in Alice Herz. Sharing their love of music brought them long, rewarding lives. RIP lovely ladies.