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  Alice Herz Sommer 27 Jan 2006  
Surviving the Holocaust

Now over 100 years old, the concert pianist Alice Herz Sommer has led an extraordinary life. She was born in Prague into a musical Jewish family - her mother played with Gustav Mahler as a child. 

Alice and her son Raphael, a gifted cellist, survived the Holocaust and moved to Israel and then to London.

Although Raphael sadly died in 2002, Alice continues to lead an extraordinarily active life, filled with her music and her studies, her friends and her family. To mark national Holocaust Memorial Day, she tells more of her own story to Judi Herman and plays her favourite recordings, including of some of herself and her son Raphael.

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