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Conversation With A 108 Year Old Pianist And Holocaust Survivor

A Remarkable Tale Of The Human Spirit

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"Music Brings Us To An Island With Peace, Beauty and Love

Alice Herz-Sommer was taken into a concentration camp with her young son and commanded to play classical piano concerts for the Nazis.

She survived, and went on to become the world's oldest known pianist and holocaust survivor.

Asked if she ever thought about why she survived, she replied: "My temperament. This optimism and this discipline. Punctually, at 10am, I am sitting there at the piano, with everything in order around me. For 30 years I have eaten the same, fish or chicken. Good soup, and this is all."

"The world is wonderful, it's full of beauty and full of miracles. Our brain, the memory, how does it work? Not to speak of art and music - it is a miracle."

This is a remarkable story about optimism, and what the human spirit can accomplish and overcome.

She added: "I am looking for the nice things in life. I know about the bad things, but I look only for the good things."

Alice Herz- Sommer played the piano every day until her passing at age 110 in February of 2014.

--Bibi Farber

For more information, look up the film The Lady In Number 6

and her autobiography "A Garden Of Eden In Hell" published by Trafaglar Square