Oldest-known Holocaust survivor dies at 110

Alice Herz-Sommer, who was believed to be the oldest-known survivor of the Holocaust, died in London on Sunday morning at the age of 110, a family member said. A film about her has been nominated for best short documentary at next month’s Academy Awards.
Herz-Sommer’s devotion to the piano and to her son sustained her through two years in a Nazi prison camp. She died in a hospital Sunday morning after being admitted Friday, daughter-in-law Genevieve Sommer said.
An accomplished pianist, Herz-Sommer was sent along with her husband and her son from Prague in 1943 to a concentration camp in the Czech city of Terezin – Theresienstadt in German – where inmates were allowed to stage concerts in which she frequently starred.

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(Photo: Radek Petrasek/AP)

Oldest-known Holocaust survivor dies at 110

Alice Herz-Sommer, who was believed to be the oldest-known survivor of the Holocaust, died in London on Sunday morning at the age of 110, a family member said. A film about her has been nominated for best short documentary at next month’s Academy Awards.

Herz-Sommer’s devotion to the piano and to her son sustained her through two years in a Nazi prison camp. She died in a hospital Sunday morning after being admitted Friday, daughter-in-law Genevieve Sommer said.

An accomplished pianist, Herz-Sommer was sent along with her husband and her son from Prague in 1943 to a concentration camp in the Czech city of Terezin – Theresienstadt in German – where inmates were allowed to stage concerts in which she frequently starred.

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(Photo: Radek Petrasek/AP)

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