Monday, February 24, 2014

"let life be like music and death a note unsaid.."

" I have lived through many wars and have lost everything many times- including my husband, my mother and beloved son. Yet life is beautiful, and I have so much to learn and enjoy. I have no space nor time for pessimism and hate." - Alice Herz- Sommer

     "Music Saved My Life"- Alice Herz-Sommer,  who is believed to be the oldest Holocaust survivor, has died at the age of 110. On Sunday, February 23rd, 2014, her death was announced by a family member  in London, England where she resided. Herz-Sommer was an accomplished pianist whose death came a mere week before her incredible life story of surviving two years in a Nazi prison camp through an inspiring devotion to music and her young son is nominated for an Oscar.

       Alice Herz-Sommer is the focus of "The Lady in Number 6: Music Saved My Life" a short documentary film directed by Malcolm Clarke and Nicholas Reed. The film is expected to win in their category. The Academy Awards ceremony will air on ABC, March 2nd.