Holocaust Memorial Museum will help you learn more about the Holocaust and research your family history. The Holocaust Encyclopedia provides an overview of the Holocaust using text, photographs, maps, artifacts, and personal histories. Research family history relating to the Holocaust and explore the Museum's collections about individual survivors and victims of the Holocaust and Nazi persecution.
Find a copy in the library
This reference provides text, photographs, charts, maps, and extensive indexes. Back to Results New Search.
- Earn or Generate A Second Passive Online Income/Extra Money For the Busy and Poor Graduate, Professional, or College Student!
- Before The Threshold?
- Shelter Dogs Make Great Pets Too - How To Adopt The Perfect Puppy And Live Happily Ever After. (On Adopting Dogs).
- Commentary on Genesis Volume 2.
- Apartment 206?
- BEDROOM LOGIC (BEDROOM POLITICS SERIES Book 1)!
- Bitter Sweet Release.
Uniform Title Alice Herz-Sommer. Format Book. Published London : Pan, , c Includes bibliographical references and index. Locale Czech Republic Prague. Language English. Music is magic. We performed in the council hall before an audience of old, hopeless, sick and hungry people.
This utterly inspirational pianist survived the Holocaust, and played Chopin beautifully
They lived for the music. It was like food to them.
If they hadn't come [to hear us], they would have died long before. As we would have. Herz-Sommer was billeted with her son during their time at the camp, he was one of only a few children to survive Theresienstadt. Her husband died of typhus in Dachau , six weeks before the camp was liberated.
Search All 1 Records in Our Collections
After the Soviet liberation of Theresienstadt in , she and Raphael returned to Prague, and in March emigrated to Israel , to be reunited with some of her surviving family, including her twin sister, Mariana. In London Herz-Sommer lived close to her family in a one-room flat in Belsize Park , visited almost daily by her closest friends, her grandson Ariel Sommer, and daughter-in-law Genevieve Sommer.
She practised playing the piano three hours a day until the end of her life. She stated that optimism was the key to her life:.
I look at the good. When you are relaxed, your body is always relaxed. When you are pessimistic, your body behaves in an unnatural way. It is up to us whether we look at the good or the bad.
Alice Herz Sommer, Year-Old Holocaust Survivor, On Conquering Hate (VIDEO) | HuffPost
When you are nice to others, they are nice to you. When you give, you receive. She also declared a firm belief in the power of music: "Music saved my life and music saves me still I am Jewish, but Beethoven is my religion. Her son Raphael, an accomplished cellist and conductor, died in , aged 64, of an aneurysm in Israel at the end of a concert tour.
He was survived by his wife and two sons. Alice Herz-Sommer died in hospital in London on 23 February , aged , after being admitted two days previously.
From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. For the pacifist who immolated herself, see Alice Herz. Prague , Kingdom of Bohemia , Austria-Hungary. London , England. New York Daily News. Retrieved 24 February The Guardian.