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Julian Schnabel, Michael Goldfarb on pianist Alice Herz-Sommer

Presented by Philip Dodd. With artist and film-maker Julian Schnabel, plus Michael Goldfarb on the life of pianist and Holocaust survivor Alice Herz-Sommer, who has died aged 110.

Artist and film-maker Julian Schnabel talks to Philip Dodd. In 1980 he took part in the Venice Biennale and then became known for creating a series of paintings on broken ceramic plates before turning to directing films including The Diving Bell and the Butterfly, based on Jean-Dominique Bauby's memoir about living with locked-in syndrome following a stroke, Before Night Falls starring Javier Bardem, and a biopic of the painter Basquiat.

The pianist Alice Herz-Sommer, who gave concerts while she was incarcerated in Terezín, was the oldest known holocaust survivor until her death last week at the age of 110. Michael Goldfarb considers her life.

Michael Goldfarb's new book is called Emancipation, How Liberating Europe's Jews from the Ghetto Led to Revolution and Renaissance.

Producer: Natalie Steed.

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45 minutes

Chapters

  • Julian Schnabel

    Philip Dodd in conversation with Julian Schnabel, American artist and film maker

    Duration: 27:53

  • Alice Herz-Sommer -the oldest known holocaust survivor until her death at the age of 110.

    Michael Goldfarb considers the life of Anne, a pianist and a holocaust survivor.

    Duration: 14:22

Julian Schnabel

Julian Schnabel

Julian Schnabel's exhibition at the Dairy Art Centre - Every Angel has a Dark Side takes place between 25 April – 27 July 2014.

 

Photo: Courtesy of the artist.

 

 

 

Michael Goldfarb on pianist Alice Herz-Sommer

Michael Goldfarb's book Emancipation: How Liberating Europe's Jews from the Ghetto Led to Revolution and Renaissance is avaialble in hardback and as an e-book.

 

The oldest known survivor of the Nazi Holocaust, Alice Herz-Sommer, died in London on 23rd February at the age of 110.

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Role Contributor
Interviewed Guest Julian Schnabel
Actor Philip Dodd
Interviewed Guest Michael Goldfarb
Producer Natalie Steed

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