THE LADY IN NUMBER 6
At 109 year old - She is the world's oldest pianist and Holocaust surviver
As might be expected Alice is rather unique. Living entirely alone in a tiny flat in central London she spends hours each day at her piano, practicing beloved Bach and Beethoven, for she was once a renowned and celebrated concert pianist performing to enthusiastic audiences throughout central Europe. But of course, all of that was before… before the 'lights went out all over Europe' and the continent was plunged into years of misery and bitter conflict. - - Yet Alice found a way to survive the terror of the camps – a means to look beyond the horrors of day-to-day life in order to recall and cherish what was joyful, pure and noble about her fellow man. Alice survived through music… Learn more about Alice »
Alice Herz-Sommer, passed away on February 23, 2014. She was 110 years old. Montreal Producer Frederic Bohbot describes Alice following her death to the Canadian Press »
THE NARRATOR & OSCAR WINNER FILM MAKER
I met Alice once for 45 minutes. She was really special and unique, and at the end of the meeting, I knew there was a film that had to be made. But what was clear was that it would not be a film about the Holocaust, it would be a film about Alice - exclaimed the director, Malcolm Clarke.