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Alice Herz-Sommer

Film About Pianist Alice Herz-Sommer, 'The Lady in Number 6,' Wins Oscar for Best Documentary Short Film

Malcolm Clarke's Film on Pianist Alice Herz-Sommer, 'The Lady in Number 6,' Wins 2014 Oscar for Best Documentary Short >>

Pianist Alice Herz-Sommer, who passed away a week ago at age 110, was the world's oldest Holocaust survivor. Malcolm Clarke's film about her, The Lady in Number 6: Music Saved My Life, won an Oscar for Best Documentary Short at the Academy Awards on Sunday night.

UPDATE: Alice Herz-Sommer, World's Oldest Pianist and Holocaust Survivor, Dead At 110 >>

UPDATE: Classicalite is indeed deeply sadened to report that pianist Alice Herz-Sommer has passed away. She was, as we last reported, 110 years old. Of the fount of tributes pouring in, we like this one from Haaretz best.

Alice Herz-Sommer, World's Oldest Pianist (and Holocaust Survivor), Turns 110 >>

This Chanukah, the world’s oldest pianist is celebrating her 110th birthday. Alice Herz-Sommer, these days resident in London, survived the Theresienstadt concentration camp to enjoy a distinguished career.

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