Alice Herz Sommer

Concert pianist Alice Herz Sommer, who died at the age of 110, was born in Prague into a musical Jewish family. Alice and her son Raphael, a cellist, survived the holocaust. Herz-Sommer’s devotion to the piano and to her son sustained her through two years in a Nazi prison camp.

After World War Two they moved to Israel, then London. She lead an active life, filled with music and studies. Judi Herman looks at her life.

(Photo: Alice Herz Sommer, Credit: AP/The Lady in Number 6, Bunbury Films)

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