By Melissa Müller
How song supplied wish in a single of the world's darkest times—the inspirational lifestyles tale of Alice Herz-Sommer, the oldest residing Holocaust survivor
Alice Herz-Sommer was once born in Prague in 1903. a skilled pianist from a really early age, she grew to become well-known all through Europe; yet, because the Nazis rose to energy, her global crumbled. In 1942, her mom used to be deported to the Theresienstadt focus camp and vanished. In 1943, Alice, her husband and their six-year-old son have been despatched there, too. in the middle of horror, song, specifically Chopin's Etudes, used to be Alice's salvation. Theresienstadt was once a "show camp", a residing slice of Nazi propaganda created to persuade outsiders that the Jews have been being taken care of humanely. in additional than 100 live shows, Alice gave her fellow prisoners desire in a time of pain. Written with the cooperation of Alice Herz-Sommer, Melissa Müller and Reinhard Piechocki's Alice's Piano is the 1st time her tale has been instructed. At 107 years previous, she maintains to play her piano in London and convey desire to many.
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